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Volume 63, Number One * August 28, 1992 



Washington College * Chestertown, Maryland 



Diverse Freshman Class 



Kevin Coveney, Vice 
President for Admissions 
and Enrollment Manage- 
ment, has announced that 
this year's freshman class 
will be one of the biggest, 
brightest and most ethni- 
cally diverse in the College's 
210-year history. 

Coveney says that by 
early July, 310 new stu- 
dents (280 freshmen and 
30 transfer students) had 
committed to enroll. Al- 
though final enrollment fig- 
ures will not be available 
until September 1, the 1992 
fall entering class will be 
considerably larger than 
last year's of 213 students 
and on par with the record 
enrollment figure of 299 
new students in 1988. 

Of this year's new stu- 
dents, 28 are African- 
American — more than dou- 
bling the school's total Af- 
rican-American population 
and bringing minority en- 



rollment more in line with 
nation's leading private 
liberal arts and sciences in- 
stitutions. Among these 
students are two young men 
from the Washington, D.C. 
area who earned scholar- 
ships through Carl Rowan's 
Project Excellence. 

"I am delighted that our 
substantial efforts to as- 
semble a more diverse stu- 
dent body have paid off," 
commented Charles H. 
Trout, the college's 24th 
president. "This dramatic 
change will unquestionably 
make us a more academically 
and socially vibrant insti- 
tution. It is a change that is 
long overdue." 

Coveney attributed the 
success in minority re- 
cruitment in large part to 
Assistant Admissions Di- 
rector Kathy Waye, who 
worked to draw students 
from Maryland's Eastern 
Shore, Baltimore and the 



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Washington, D.C. suburbs 
and to student members of 
the Dale Adams Heritage 
Exchange who telephoned 
and hosted potential stu- 
dents "and affirmed for 
them it's okay to be an Af- 
rican-American student at 
Washington College." 

While the numbers are 
good news for college ad- 
ministrators struggling to 
stretch education dollars, 
the scholastic makeup of this 
entering class is even more 
impressive. Coveney says 
the number of "high-ability 
freshmen" has more than 
doubled. Twenty Hodson 
Trust scholars have SAT 
scores that average well 
above 1200, with a 3.9 GPA. 
The new class includes 62 
National Honor Society 
members, 12 valedictori- 
ans, two salutatorians,nine 
Maryland Distinguished 
Scholars, a Presidential 
Scholar and two National 
Merit finalists. 



1. Tarin Towers 



Wubbels Arrives at WC 



by Amanda Burt 

As thel992-93 aca- 
demic year opens, Gene G. 
Wubbels will mark his first 
semester as the new per- 
manent Dean and Provost of 
the College. He was se- 
lected on March 16th of this 
year to replace Acting Dean 
John Taylor, who assumed 
the role temporarily after 
former Dean Elizabeth Baer 
resigned. 

Wubbels is an 

acclomplished scientist who 
began teaching chemistry in 
1968 at Iowa's Grinnell 
College, where he became 
the chair of the department 
and was named the John and 
Nellie Dack Professor of 
Chemistry. 

A founding member of 
the Council of Undergradu- 
ate Research, Wubbels has 
published numerous articles 
as well as proposals for 
research grants. In 1989, 
he was the recipient of the 
Chemical Manufacturers' 
Association's Catalyst 
Award for chemistry 
teaching. 

Committed to strength- 
ening undergraduate scien- 



tific education throughout 
the United States, Wubbels 
served as the Program Di- 
rector for the National 
Science Foundation's Edu- 
cation Division in Washing- 
ton, D.C. from 1990 to 1992 
before coming to Washing- 
ton College this summer. 




Wubbels noted that in his 
search for an academic dean 
position, Washington College 
was particularly attractive 
to him because he saw the 
potential to do some good. 
"I was very impressed by 
the leadership that Presi- 
dent Trout offered. I think 
that he is a startlingly im- 



pressive leader for this 
place," he stated. 

In addition to finding an 
"engaging, optimistic and 
energetic" faculty and 
staff, Wubbels said that the 
college has made some aus- 
picious improvements on 
campus with the new build- 
ings and re-modelings that 
he feels will be powerfully 
attractive to prospective 
students. "The new Daly 
Hall and the renovations for 
William Smith will create a 
space for students and fac- 
ulty to informally get to- 
gether, and it will make the 
college a better place," he 
said. 

Washington College has 
already felt the academic 
impact of Wubbels, as he 
brought an NSF-RUI re- 
search grant with him that 
focuses on organic photo- 
chemistry. The grant, 
awarded at Grinnell College, 
was stalled during his term 
as Program Director for NSF 
but reactivated once he came 
to Washington College. 

During the summer, he 

See "Wubbles," 
page 12 



Editor-in-Chief 

The infamous crosswalk 
on Washington Avenue at 
Washington College received 
its traffic signal yesterday. 
Hawking Electric Com- 
pany of College Park in- 
stalled the light; electrical 
work was finished this week. 
The State Highway Ad- 
ministration has changed the 
road signs from "Yield to 
Pedestrians" to "Signal 
Ahead." 

Installed was a red- 
yellow-green traffic signal, 
along with corresponding 
"Walk/Don't Walk" signals 
for pedestrians. 

There is now a push but- 
ton for pedestrians, and the 
light's timing will be coor- 
dinated with the Greenwood 
Avenue stoplight. 

In addition, the light will 
operate only at peak hours 
— not at night, weekends or 
breaks. The remainder of 
the time, the light will flash 
yellow, as it did previously. 
SHA Administrator Hal 
Kassoff announced the 
state's intentions in an April 
3 letter to Chestertown 
Mayor Elmer Horsey. 

Headded theSH A did not 
turn the signal on until an 
orientation took place with 
the RA's. 

Chief Wayne M. Bradley 
of the Chestertown Police 



Department expressed 
reserved optimism 
about the light. 

"I hope it works," 
he said. "I think it's 
going to be helpful, but 
we'll have to see. 

"I don't think 
there's going to be a 
problem with the cars 
stopping when the light's 
red, but are the kids 
going to stop or are they 
going to run through in 
front of a car trying to 
get to class on time," he 
asked. 

Bradley stressed the 
fault is on neither side. 
"Cars aren't going to 
stop for a pedestrian 
who runs out on a green 
light. It's the same 
everywhere, cars stop 
on red, and speed up on 
yellow and green." 

He also said the de- 
partment will be tick- 
eting pedestrians and 
motorists at the cross- 
walk. 

"Not all the drivers 
are at fault, and not all 
the pedestrians are at 
fault. But there's just a 
few of each that make a 
problem. There's a few 
everywhere that just 
want to defy something. 
... I just hope it works." 
See "Crosswalk," 
page 12 



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Resident Socialist Scolt 
Koon on the elections, pg. 3 



Bricks & Mortar: Summer 
Renovations, pg. 9 



Mike Sapp, pg. 2 



Lanee Hired as Women's 
B-ballCoach, pg.15 



August 28, 1992 



Washington College ELM 



Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me ELM 

For those of you who missed it last year, that's a quote from 
James Joyce. And it's one of our mottoes of sorts. 

And to answer another burning question (that's my job), no, 
we are not going to change the name of Washington College's 
weekly newspaper. 

Rumor has it that Louis Goldstein, Chairman of the Board of 
Visitorsand Governors, Maryland State Comptroller and graduate 
of the Class of '34, was the first Editor-in-Chief of the ELM. 

I was talking to a woman (I'll call her Ms. W.) who graduated 
this May, and that was her first question. She was relieved to 
hear that this was, in fact, not true. She told me that during her 
four years at WC,the ELM was something that was always there. 
It did have changes over the years, some for the better, some for 
the worse, but it was in the Dining Hall every Friday at 
lunchtime, rain or shine. 

Ms. W's stay at WC included four new buildings (Larrabee 
Arts Center, Casey Academic Center, Johnson Lifetime Fitness 
Center, and the new Security Office), the addition of the Cater 
Walk as it is today, and the loss of the tree that this newspaper 
took its name from. 

She was happy to hear that, while editors come and go, the 
name remains the same. 

And what did I tell Ms. W. when she asked why/ had decided, 
before talking to her, to keep the old title? 

"Ms W.," I said, "newspapers are made from dead trees." 

New Business in Town 

This summer, Chestertown mourned the loss of three of its 
favorite businesses. The Newsstand, the Alley Cat Caft§, and the 
Sly Horse have all gone by the wayside. The Newsstand simply 
wasn't making enough money in its last location on South Cannon 
Street to make the venture worthwhile. The Alley Cat was also 
hit hard by the recession, and the Downtown Chestertown 
Antique Center now lies in its place. It's a nice store. And so was 
the Sly Horse, which sold everything from brightly colored silk 
dresses to candles and birthday cards. Mrs. Joan Horsey, 
President of the Downtown Chestertown Association and wife of 
Mayor Elmer Horsey, opted to close her store. The Yardstick will 
be moving from High Street to the Cross Street location. 

New businesses also sprung up all over town. Eastern Shore 
Cameras moved to Washington Square Plaza (where Superfresh 
is), and in its place is a shiny new 24-hour convenience store. 
Royal Farms is in walking distance, they sell sodas, snacks and 
cigarettes, and they're open all night. Smiley's does still have 
gas, pizza and cheerful cashiers, and a lot of nostalgia for those 
of us with cars. 

A new bookstore at Washington Square Plaza, Family Book 
Nook, boasts a large used-book section for half off the cover 
price. They'll also buy back used books. 

AnotherTime II, High Street Extended, sellsnot only antiques 
but furniture, rugs, pots and pans, and signs and posters They'll 
also buy back your used furniture at the end of the year when 

you're moving out, so you don't have to throw it in the dumpster 
They offer a 10 percent discount with WC ID. 

And,mmmm, there's a new ice cream place in town The Reel 
Scoop, located in the lobby of Royal Prince Theatre on High 
Street, sells ice cream so good it melts in your mouth (ha ) They 
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stores, both of which opened last school year. Wilma's Kitchen 
on Cross Street, serves healthy and yummy food. And the Classy 
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To the Editor: 

I have never met Rich- 
ard DeProspo and have no 
idea of his age or relative 
academic brilliance, but if 
he weren't identified as a 
faculty member I would have 
guessed from his remarks 
on the Sophie Kerr Award 
[ELM, May 1 1992] that he 
was either an insecure 
sophomore or an embittered 
contender. Maybe as an 
"adult" he is actually both! 

I graduated from WC in 
1969 and returned to take 
I an MA in '77. Since, I have 
earned an M.Ed, from 
Harvard and survived 20 
years as an educator, in- 
cluding giving a good many 
hours of adolescent and 
post-adolescent counseling. 

If the Sophie Kerr com- 
petition "poisons all rela- 
tionships between students 
and faculty," I have never, 
in all my years of associa- 
tion with WC, seen evidence 
of it. To the contrary, I 
have returned for any num- 
ber of visits and have been 
welcomed to the traditional 
"Mayor's Party" on half a 
dozen occasions as recently 
as two years ago, when I 
saw them as before: no signs 
of poison between the stu- 
dents and their chair of other 
English faculty. Really, 



Professor DeProspo sounds 
not only ill-informed (see 
below) but light-headed. 

Many people first ob- 
jected to the seemingly too- 
grand largess of Ms. Kerr's. 
The college challenged the 
will, as I recall, not once 
but twice, and the courts 
ascertained that Ms. Kerr 
knew exactly how she 
wanted her money disposed 
of. 

If Professor DeProspo has 
refused to do his duty as an 
English Department mem- 
ber and participate in the 
Sophie deliberations, it isn't 
surprising he came up with 
an entirely off-the-wall 
proposal to ignore the 
wishes of the woman who 
made this significant gift to 
WC and its students! He must 
be a trial, spouting off about 
things he hasn't bothered to 
learn. What an example to 
the students! 

If WC is turning out 
graduates who at 21-22 
years of age cannot with- 
stand the pressures of 
competing for a $20,000 
prize, God help America. 
The job market is a compe- 
tition for hopefully much 
higher stakes, and if our 
grads can't participate 
without having their "rela- 
tionships poisoned" and 



their psyches forever 
warped, then DeProspo and 
all who agree with his "stu- 
dents as wimps" philoso- 
phy had better leave off 
teaching and start building 
barricades, because such a 
non-competitive population 
as they are nurturing will 
beoverrun by stronger men 
and women of greater force 
and clarity! 

Sincerely, 

Margaret Nuttle Melcher 

'69 

Evergreen, CO 

P.S. Can anyone seriously 
envision English Department 
Chairman Lamond threat- 
ening "serious reprisals" 
against DeProspo or anyone 
else with whom he might 
differ intellectually? Give 
me a break! How ludicrous! 
DeProspo must believe we 
"students" are not only 
wimps but idiots! Interest- 
ing that Lamond has tenure 
and is chairman and a 
Lindback winner because he 
has 20 years as one of WC's 
truly outstanding teachers ! 
Maybe DeProspo would be 
happierelsewhere whereftis 
competition is less excel- 
lent. 
— MNM 



Washington College ELM 



August 28, 1992 



Scott Koon: [CAMPUS VOICES 



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Scott Ross Koon's column, 
covering local, national and 
global issues, will appear 
every week in the ELM. 

Like many Americans, 
the first time I saw Bill 
Clinton in a television in- 
terview as a Presidential 
candidate he was busy 
skirting the question of 
whether he had ever been 
unfaithful to his wife. At 
the time I saw no hope of him 
winning the nomination. He 
looked like a real loser, a 
candidate who was a talented 
politician who also had too 
much personal baggage to 
hope of boarding Air Force 
One. As the campaign con- 
tinued, however, 1 slowly 
realized that I had underes- 
timated Clinton. I also re- 
alized that the overriding 
issue of this campaign is not 
what's right about Bill 
Clinton, but what's wrong 
with George Bush. 

Over the course of the 
past twelve years two Re- 
publican Presidents have 
failed to eliminate the deficit 
as promised. Moreover, 
their regressive tax policies 
and their complete lack of a 
rationalindustrial policy lay 
at the core of the current 
economic crisis. While 
Reagan still boasts of cre- 
ating millions of jobs, the 
truth of the matter is that 
most of those jobs were low 
paying jobs in the service 
sector, or jobs at foreign 
owned factories which wind 
up exporting the financial 
fruit of America's skilled 
work force to Japan. Fun- 
damentally Americans don't 
care who Clinton sleeps with 
as long as he provides some 
hope for a brighter future 
for America's children. 

At the Republican con- 



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vention America saw Bush's 
handlers crass attempt to 
use the patriotism of the 
American people to ensure 
the victory of their candi- 
date. Bush claimed that the 
end of the Cold War was a 
Republican victory-not an 
American one. Despite 
claims to the contrary, I 
really don't think that many 
Americans actually lost any 
sleep over the possibility of 
nuclearwar. Bush'sforeign 
policy failures fa rout weigh 
his successes. Saddam 
Hussein is still in power. 
The Khmer Rouge has re- 
turned to Phnom Penh. 
Fightingcontinues in Bosnia. 
Bush has long ignored the 
threat of famine in Sudan, 
and millions will die because 
of his lack of concern for 
African lives. Bush mur- 
dered uncounted poor 
Panamanians in his ruthless 
attempt to arrest just one 
man. Once upon a time 
America was the promised 
land to all the "huddled 
masses yearning to be 
free." Now George Bush 
has changed that tradition 
in refusing to allow hungry 
and oppressed Haitians to 
come to America. Bush 
cared more about the 
overthrow of a ruthless 
monarch half a world away 
than the overthrow or a 
democratically elected 
priest just a dinghy's row 
away from American 
shores. 

George Bush's handlers 
would have us believe that 
he supports family values. 
The Republican embodiment 
of these values is a middle 
class white family in which 
the mother stays home and 
cares for the children-a 

See "Koon," pg. 12 



What is the best piece of advice that you can give a freshman? 




Remember when choosing 
classes as a freshman that you 
don't know what you'll be do- 
ing asa junior ora senior. Keep 
your options open! 
Rachael Sara Fink, PA 



At the risk of sounding like a 
parent, have as much fun and 
explore as much as you can but 
remember the main reason 
you're here — a college educa- 
tion. 
Stephanie Tennyson, PA 



Don't get so involved in extra- 
curricular activities that you 
lose sight of your priorities. 
Be well rounded, but don't bite 
off more than you can chew. 
Also: READ! READ! READ! 
Keith Eric Daniels, PA 




I think a freshman should not Don't be afraid to get involved. I think the most positive advice 



try and become Mr. or Miss 
Perfect in several activities. 
Pick a couple of clubs or ex- 
tracurricular activities and 
try to excel in those. Do not 
overestimate yourself by do- 
ing too many activities, relax. 
You have four years to expe- 
rience life to the fullest. En- 
joy! 
Michael Frey, RA 



Andy McKim, RA 



I could give a first year student 
is to open themselves to new 
concepts and ideas. With an 
open mind and willingness to 
flexibility, one can truly 
overcome all obstacles. 
Monique Ware, RA 



Open Forum: Welcome to Chestertown 



Open Forum is a weekly op} 
ed column available to all 
members of the Washington 
College Community . Queries 
may be made as to suitability 
to the Editor-in-Chief or 
Features Editor. Submission 
deadline is Wednesday at 
6p.m. for that week's paper. 
Articles are not to exceed 
1000 words. No footnotes, 
please. 



you're over the thrill of 
being out of the jurisdiction 
of your curfew, or in the 



Matt 
Shields 



So this is Chestertown and case of my first college 
you're thinking, what's roommate: once you're done 
there to do here? Once crying because you miss 



your parents, 1 you'll find 
out there is plenty to do 
here. 2 The brochures sent 
to you over the past couple 
of months truly capture the 
warmth and excitement that 
is Washington College. 3 
Whether you're watching 
geese flying silhouetted 
against a vibrant Chester 
River sunset or sitting in 
the Literary House with your 
buddies discussing the 
fourth dimension in terms 
of Non-Euclidean geometry, 
you'll be reaping the ben- 



efits of a smaller school. 1 

College means it's time 
to take on some responsi- 
bilities. It is certainly not a 
place where one goes to try 
to emulate the Animal House 
antics of the late actor John 
Belushi. s Besides, I doubt 
any of you incoming fresh- 
man are old enough to con- 
sume alcohol legally. De- 
spite the noble efforts of 
our la wmakers, some people 
do end up getting trashed, 
some stay trashed, others... 
well maybe you can become 



a positive example for oth- 
ers and find something bet- 
ter to occupy your time. 6 
And for those of you who 
refuse obey the law of the 
land remember: alcohol is 
not always the catalyst for 
a good time. I know of what 
I speak because when I went 
off to go to college the 
drinking age in Colorado was 
18 and even to this day I 
regret some of the serious 
time I lost at my studies due 
See "Shields/' 
pg. 13 



August 28, 1992 



Resident Assistants 



Washington College ELM 



Faces of the 1992-93 Resident 
Assistants 




Bridgcttc Winchester John Phoebus Monique Ware 

Kent 1st Flooor South Kent 1st Floor North East Hall 



Mike Ginns 
Dorchester House 



Chris Vaughn 
Cecil House 




Andy McKim Nancy Whiteman Lionel Dyson 

Kent 2nd Floor North Kent 2nd Floor South Middle Hall 



Susan Czechowski Brenda Stanley 

Queen Anne 1st Floor Queen Anne 2nd Floor 




Deborah Harner 
Reid 1st Floor 



Kristen Kujawsk 
Reid 2nd Floor 



Eleanor Shriver 
Reid 3rd Floor 



Tyler McCarthy 
Somerset 1st Floor 



William Griffin 
Somerset 2nd Floor 



Washington College ELM 



Resident Assistants 



August 28, 1992 



Faces of the 1992-93 Resident 
Assistants 




Charles Linehan 
Cardinal F 



ennifer Ruppert 




Monita Airen 

Minta Martin 3rd Floor Caroline 1st Floor 



Ryan Mahoney 
Caroline 2nd Floor 



Michael Frey 
Caroline 3rd Flooor 




Salwa Amer 
Wicomico 1st Floor 



Chris Kleberg 
Wicomico 2nd Floor 




TimStoltzfus 
Worcester 2nd Floor 





Michelle Crosier 
West Hall 



Ashley Holladay 
Talbot House 



Whitney Myrus 
Somerset 4th Floor 






Chris Freisheim 
Somerset 3rd Floor 



Christy Harris 

Minta Martin 4th Floor 



August 28, 1992 



Peer Advisors 



Washington College ELM 



Faces of the 1992-93 Peer Advisors 




Lisa Br> 



James Baker 



Stacy She 



Jennifer Reddish 



Rachael Fink 




Marcella duffy 



Curtina Arnold 



Maria Jerardi 



Dawn Israel 



Jennifer Hozik 




Stephanie Tennyson Renee Rhodes 



William Ball 



Harrison Gallaghe 



Renee Kuhnel 



Washington College ELM 



Peer Advisors 



August 28, 1992 



Faces of the 1992-93 Peer Advisors 




Megan Ward 



Andrew Evans 



Tina Dayhoff 




J. Tarin Towers 



Rebecca Bryant 



ridgette Avant 




Melissa Sirick 



Abigail Clifford 



Anne McDermaid 



Keith Daniels 



Susan Wackerbath 



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August 28, 1992 



Washington College ELM 



Boyer to Speak at Convocation 



Washington College of- 
ficially opens the 1992-93 
academic year with Fall 
Convocation on Thursday, 
September third. The Con- 
vocation, during which two 
educators will receive 
honorary degrees and stu- 
dents will be recognized for 
their past academic 
achievements, begins at 
7:30 p.m. in Tawes Theatre 
of the Gibson Performing 
Arts Center. The public is 
cordially invited to attend. 

Honored guests will be 
Ernest L. Boycr, President 
of the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of 
Teaching and Senior Fellow 
of the Woodrow Wilson 
School at Princeton Univer- 



sity, and James G. Nelson, 
retired Executive Vice 
President of the Aspen In- 
stitute. 

Boyer will give the key- 
note address, and he will 
receive the honorary Doc- 
tor of Humane Letters. 
Nelson will receive the 
honorary Doctor of Letters. 

With a long and distin- 
guished career in education, 
Boyer is recognized as one 
of the nation's leading edu- 
cators. Since assuming the 
presidency of the Carnegie 
Foundation in 1979, he has 
helped shape the national 
education debate — giving 
priority to the empower- 
ment of teachers, the im- 
portance of language skills 



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in all coursework, a core 
curriculum, community 
service for students and the 
arts. 

He came to The Carnegie 
Foundation after serving as 
US Commissioner of Educa- 
tion during the Carter Ad- 
ministration. Prior to that, 
he served for seven years 
as Chancellor of the State 
University of New York — 
the world's largest higher 
learning institution. 

Just this summer, he 
was appointed chairman of 
the Lincoln Center Institute 
for the Arts in Education 
and was charged with 
overseeing the Center's 
initiative for bringing arts 
education programs to more 
than 100,000 elementary 
and secondary school chil- 
dren each year. 

Boyer is a member of 
the Council on Foreign Rela- 
tions, and he is a trustee of 
The Aspen Institute, 
Haverford College, the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania 
Medical Center and the Mu- 
seum of the American In- 
dian. Holder of more than 
100 honorary degrees, re- 
cipient of the Distinguished 
Service Medal, Teachers 
College, Columbia Univer- 
sity and awardee of the 
President's Medal, Tel- 
Aviv University, Ernest 
Boyer has influenced the 
field of national education 
like no other. 

James G. Nelson's in- 
fluence has been felt most 



keenly on the Eastern Shore. 
He served for 25 years as 
Director of Wye Institute, a 
private non-profit founda- 
tion concerned with issues 
of regional economic and 
community development. 
Situated on an idyllic spot 
nearQueenstownontheWye 
River, Wye Institute, once 
an educational summercamp 
for high school students, 
became a retreat for 
policymakers and execu- 
tives. 

When Aspen Institute for 
Humanistic Studies moved 
to Wye in 1982, Nelson was 
instrumental in smoothing 
the transition. He is con- 
sidered a visionary who 
nurtured initiatives that 
enhanced the quality of the 
environment, education and 
other intellectual and cul- 
tural organizations on the 
Eastern Shore. 

Nelson served on vari- 
ous state commissions and 
advisory councils, including 
the Governor's Commission 
on Environmental Education 
and the State Department of 
Education Advisory Coun- 
cils on Title III and Title IV 
programs. 

Heis the author of more 
than 20 books about the 
cultural history of the 
Chesapeake Bay region and 
is a consultant and frequent 
speaker on rural develop- 
ment issues. He served on 
Washington College's Board 
of Visitors and Governors 
for 10 years. 



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Summer 

Man Dies on Campus 

A 63-year-old 

Emmitsburg man attending 
a conference at Washington 
College died of an apparent 
heart attack Saturday, June 
13. Lionel Trefor Walker 
died in the emergency room 
at Kent & Queen Anne's 
Hospital, a hospital 
spokesperson said. Walker, 
who was attending the 
Central AtlanticConference 
for the United Church of 
Christ, had gone for a walk 
at 6 a.m., Chestertown Po- 
lice Chief Wayne M. Bradley 
said. According to police 
reports, Tom McFall found 
Walker not breathing about 
an hour an half later near 
the college's tennis courts. 
College security responded 
and the Chestertown Police 
and Kent-Queen Anne's 
Rescue Squad were notified 
by Kent Central. Members 
of the Department of Natu- 
ral Resources, attending a 
separate conference, as- 
sisted with cardiopulmonary 
resuscitation, said Jerry 
Roderick, directorof college 
security. He said Walker 
was wearing a medical 
bracelet indicating a history 
of heart trouble. The res- 
cue squad transported 
Walker to the hospital. 



WC/KCHS Partnership 

Washington College and the 
Kent County Board of Educa- 
tion have established a mu- 
tually beneficial educational 
partnership. A surplus 
Heidelburg Press from Kent 
County High School's voca- 
tional department has found 
a new home at the college's 
O'Neill Literary House 
pressroom, where students 
willuseit toprintbooks. The 
40-year-old press has not 
been used in the high school 
for several years because it 
is obsolete by commercial 
standards. However, it is 
still a valuable tool for 
teaching the history and art 
of printing, Mike Kaylor, 
Literary House Press Direc- 
tor, said. In return, Wash- 
ington College donated six 
surplus Apple He computers 
to the school system. In ex- 
change, the college will offer 
printing demonstrations and 
workshops to interested high 
school students. The com- 
puters, used in the college's 
physics and chemistry de- 
partments until the end of 
this past semester, will be 
put in county classrooms for 
student use. 



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August 28, 1992 



Ireager Resigns; WC-ALL Continues 



rAn flie Smidga 



aff Writer 

The Continuing Education 
lartment will pilot a new 
ult program this Sep- 
nber as planned, despite 
e resignation of one of the 
heme's cofounders. 

Mary Creager, who 
adcd Continuing Ed. for a 
iar and a half while 
orking on an MA at the 
liege, left the post for a 
11-time teaching job at 
ilena Middle School last 
ay. Creagerintroduced the 
:ademy of Lifelong Learn- 
g (WC-ALL) to the college 
id community last Sep- 
mber, after attending 
minars on a nation-wide 
itwork of adult academic 
stitutions in March 1991. 

"I think the best way to 
jscribe it is, it's a club for 
,e intellectually thirsty," 
id the 46-year-old 
reager, who met with 
immunity members last 
ptember to tap local in- 
rest.Asoneof nearly 200 
ich adult institutes around 
e country, WC-ALL will 
fer non-credit, non-de- 
ee academic courses 
ught by locals who offer 
eir expertise and teach- 
g experience, Creager 
d. 

The project, which is 
:heduled to offer classes 
the Casey Academic Cen- 
r starting September 15, 
the first of its kind on the 
astern Shore, though it 
lares the region with one 
f the country's largest in- 
ependent ALL programs, 



based at the University of 
Delaware in Wilmington. 

Though most of the ap- 
proximately 40 current 
members come from 
Chestertown, Maureen 
Jacoby, head of the steer- 
ing committee, said she 
hopes the program will at- 
tract residents of sur- 
rounding Cecil and Talbot 
counties as well. 

Each class, limited to 
about 15 students, will meet 
once a week on campus, 
where members of WC-ALL 
can freely use the Miller 
Library. In keeping with 
Washington College's phi- 
losophy, the six-week and 
four-week long lecture 
courses must retain an aca- 
demic focus, which means 
"no macrame!" Creager 
said. 

"One of the important 
things for us is to reflect 
academics at Washington 
College," agreed Jacoby, a 
3-year retiree and Heron 
Point resident who took over 
the program after Creager's 
departure. WC-ALL recruits 
teachers from its own 
membership, which explains 
the diversity and sometimes 
unpredictable nature of the 
offerings, she said. 

This fall's courses in- 
clude psychology, health, 
ethics, music, and history, 
and are open to WC-ALL 
membersonly.Memberspay 
semester or yearly dues of 
$60 and $100 respectively, 
and can attend up to three 
classes concurrently. 

Sally Bruel, a 70-year- 
old Heron Point resident who 



joined WC ALL last Febru- 
ary while it was still in the 
planning stage, suggested 
that the nurturing of a new 
adult program might have 
stemmed partly from the 
1991 opening of the Heron 
Point retirement commu- 
nity. 

"The retirement com- 
munity was just about bur- 
geoning," she said, "and it 
was clear that there was a 
vast academic potential to 
be tapped." 

Washington College has 
proffered a $2,400 budget 
for WC ALL's next fiscal 
year, said Lyell Ritchie, 
steering committee member 
in charge of finance, who 
said heanticipated financial 
self-sufficiency for the 
program in about two years. 

Kent County 

IssuesBonds 
toWC 

The Kent County Com- 
missioners recently agreed 
to issue economic develop- 
ment bonds to help Wash- 
ington College finance its 
underground tank removal 
project. Senior Vice Presi- 
dent for Management and 
Finance Gene A. Hessey told 
the commissioners the bond 
issuance would not cost the 
county or place any obliga- 
tion on it. The issuance will 
not exceed $700,000. 
Hessey estimated removing 
the 18 tanks and remediating 
the soil from the four leaking 
tanks would co a t $625,000. 



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Summer Improvements 



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Staff Writer 

Once again, plans for the 
summer renovation of the 
old WC Coffee House and 
Snack Bar, both in the 
basement of Hodson Hall, 
have been put on hold. Reid 
Raudenbush, Director of the 
Physical Plant at Washing- 
ton College, cited a lack of 
funding for the postpone- 
ment of the renovations. 
"State moneys and grants 
are not available for the 
renovation of Hodson as 
opposed to buildings such as 
the proposed academic 
building," he said. 

Raudenbush said the 
Hodson renovations were to 
take place in several phases. 
Phase one was completed 
last year when the old book- 
store in the basement of 
Hodson was gutted and re- 
furbished to provide a study 
area for students. 

However, aside from 
minor cosmetic changes to 
the snack bar, which has 
been renamed the 'WC Deli/ 
the other Hodson basement 
facilities have remained 
essentially the same. 

"Simply put, we don't 
have the funds for the other 
phases of renovation, we 
have to wait until the col- 
lege comes up with some 
money, or a generous 
benefactor donates the 
funds," Raudenbush said. 
"I do know that completing 



the renovations is high on 
President Trout's list, as 
he was very unhappy with 
the condition of the Coffee 
House." 

Despite delays in some 
projects, there were some 
unseen renovations around 
the WC Campus this sum- 
mer. Old oil tanks, 14 alto- 
gether, were removed from 
the ground around many of 
the dormitories and other 
campus buildings. 

The tanks held oil used 
by hot-water heaters 
around campus. Someof the 
older tanks had already be- 
gun to leak oil into the soil 
around them and were, in 
Raudenbush's words, "en- 
vironmental timebombs that 
we had to eliminate." The 
contaminated soil was also 
removed. 

In place of the old hot 
water system that used in- 
dividual oil-fueled water 
heaters, water is now being 
heated in each building by 
steam generated in the 
campus boilers. To aug- 
ment the original main 
boilers, a new smaller boiler 
was added to provide steam 
for water heating in the 
spring, summer and fall. 

During the winter the 
small boiler is switched off 
and the main boilers pro- 
vide steam for both water 

See "Renovations," 
Pg- 13 



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Week at a Glance 

Calandar of Events 
August 28 - September 3 



Friday 28 - Sunday 30 

Actors Community Theatre presents / Am a Camera 
Norman James Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 
For information call 778-1100 t 

Friday 28 

Singer: Paul Strowe 

Martha Washington Square, 9:30 p.m. t 

Saturday 29 

Registration, new students 

Benjamin A. Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, 3:00 p.m. 

Band: The Movies 

Martha Washington Square, 9:30 p.m. t 

Sunday 30 - Monday 31 

Film Series: White Man Can't Jump 
Norman James Theater, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday 30 

Returning students arrive on campus 

All College Picnic with Mariachi De Las Americas 
Turner's Creek Park, 2:30 p.m. 

Monday 31 

Undergraduate classes begin 

First day to drop / add classes. 

Wednesday 2 

Septemberfest 
Band: Psycho Johnny 
Kent Quad, 5:00-8:00 p.m. 

Lecture: William Hardie 
Sophie Kerr Room, 8:00 p.m. t 



Thursday 3 - October 2 

Art Exhibit: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Intentions 
Tawes Lobby, Gibson Performimg Arts Center 



Thursday 3 

Field Hockey vs. Salisbury 
Scrimmage, 4:30 p.m. 

Psychic Readings by Fahrusha 

Martha Washington Square, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. t 

Opening Convocation 
Tawes Theatre, 7:30 p.m. t 



tSee related article 




Student Profile 
Jen Del Nero 




Jen Del Nero's resume of awards and activities de 
campus leadership. A senior English major who press 
participates in the education program, Jen is the I 
female Student Government Association president si 
1982. 

Since Jen arrived as a freshman, she has been activi 
campus life. Her freshman year she worked for TheE 
in fall as a reporter and in spring as Arts and Entert; 
ment editor. She first became involved in the 
S. G. A. as a dorm senator her sophomore year j 
continued as secretary her junior year. Spring seme 
her sophomore year she became a resident assistan 
Reid Hall and last year headed first floor in Queen Am 
Dormitory. 

Service oriented, Jen has worked two years with 
Easter Seals Camp, a program for the disabled, 
Chestertown, MD and Santa Cruz, CA, successively, 
first year was as a counselor and her second year wa 
head counselor. 

Jen's latest project, Target Tutoring, with Maria Jen 
and Stephany Slaughter, began this past year. The p 
gram, which took a semester to plan and another 
implement, helped Garnett Elementary School stude 
who needed extra attention. 

Despite her busy schedule, school work has remains 
priority. Jen has received the Hauge Scholarship, 
future teachers; the George Washington Scholar awa 
for academic achievement; and the Sophie Kerr schol 
ship, for prospective English majors. She received 
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Award her freshn 
year and the Visitor's and Governor's Medal her jun 
year. 

)en plans to attend graduate school and hopes to tel 
English at the public secondary school level and then en 
special education. She would later like to enter pul 
school administration. 

In her free time, Jen is a closet chocoholic who enj( 
riding around Chestertown on her bike. An avid travel 
she has driven cross-country several times and 1 
ventured abroad to Germany. 

Her advice to incoming students: "Don't wait to I 
involved, try something new. Waiting just wastes yc 
potential for success and to develop your strengths." 



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August 28, 1992 



Fahrusha Will Amaze All 



Fahrusha the psychic 
will forsee your fortune and 
sense your personal char- 
acteristics for a dollar in 
Martha Washington Square 
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m. on Thursday. 

A direct descendent of 
Merlin, Fahrusha has trav- 
eled the globe in search of 
the Earth's natural energy 
sources. 

From high atop Mauna 
Kea to Ngorongoro Crater 
to Stonehenge and Egypt and 
Mexico's pyramids, 

Fahrusha has meditated on 
the basic unity of life. 
Her tools include Tarot 
cards, palmistry, crystal 
ball, I Ching, tea leaves, 
coffee grinds, rune stones, 
and handwriting analysis. 
Quit worrying about your 
future at Washington Col- 
lege. Do something about it. 
See Fahrusha. 

If that does not work, 
try the Career Center gu- 
rus. They work magic with 
their information packets. 



Paul Strowe 
Sings 



New York Singer and 
comedian Paul Strowe will 
perform in Martha Wash- 
ington Square at 9:30 p.m. 
tonight. 

Strowe's music reper- 
toire spans three decades 
and includes covers of the 
Moody Blues, Lynrd 
Skynyrd, EricClapton, Billy 
Joel, The Eagles, The 
Beatles and James Taylor. 

Get ready and practice 
the "Doo Wa Ditty" song. 

Strowe's acoustic rock 
sound and wit will have your 
clapping and laughing all 
night long. 

Forget Gone 
With the Wind 

The Movies will play 
this Saturday in Marth 
Washington Square at 9:30 
p.m. 

Hailing from Delaware, 
these four guys rock audi- 
ences with their '50s and 
'60s sound. 

Frequent performers at 
Andy's, they are known for 
their covers of such classics 
as "Mustard Sally" and 
"Some Kind of Wonderful." 

Don't missThe Movies, 
a band known as "the most 
fun around." 





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Come to a meeting in 
the basement of Reid 
Hall for all interested 
students 8:00 p.m. 
September 8 or call 
778-8585 



San Quentin 
Drama 
Workshop to 
perform 



The San Quentin Drama 
Workshop will perform The 
Shepherd's Song, , a drama 
of hope and courage for the 
crack and AIDS generation, 
at Tawes Theater, Sep- 
tember 11 at 8:00 p.m. 

Playwright Rich 

Cluchey, portrayed by Nick 
Nolte in the film Weeds, 
heads a diverse cast of 
Black, Latino and White ac- 
tors. 

These teenage prosti- 
tutes, drugdealcrs and small 
time street punks have more 
in common than first meets 
theeye: they all have tested 
H.l.V. positive. None suffer 
yet from full-blown AIDS . 

The Shepherd's Song, 
which stresses a drug free 
lifestyle, becomes theonly 
way to stop the 
asyptomatic, soon- to-be- 
released H.l.V. carriers 
from actively spreading 
A.I.D.S. 

The Shepherd, an 
A.I.D.S. victim and a re- 
covering heroin addict, 
dedicates his life to teach- 
ing young people how to live 
with H.l.V. 



I Am a 

Camera 



Actors Community 
Theater will present/ Am A 
Camera by John Van 
Dresden this friday and 
Saturday in Norman James 
Theatre at 8:00 p.m. 

Adapted from stories by 
Christopher Isherwood, the 
play, on which the musical 
and the movie, Caberet , 
also is based, depicts the 
rise of German Nazism in 
the early 1930s. 

The play features Tom 
O'Handley, a Washington 
College Development Office 
employee, as Christopher, 
and Gina Braden, an alum- 
nae, as Sally. John 
MacDanolds, also a Wash- 
ington College graduate, 
directs the play. 

If you cannot attend the 
evening shows, do not 
worry. The company will 
perform a sunday matinee 
in Norman James Theatre 
at 3:00 p.m. 

For additional informa- 
tion, call 778-1100. 



William 
Hardie to 
lecture on 
eminent 
painter 

This Wednesday, Scot- 
tish art critic and dealer 
William Hardie will present 
a lecture in the Sophie Kerr 
Room at 8:00 p.m. on En- 
glish painter, David Hack- 
ney, an eminent Los Ange- 
les artist who now has an 
exhibition in Glasgow. 

Hardie is an acknowl- 
edged authority on Scottish 
painting. Born in 1941, he 
was educated at Ipswich 
School, Glasgow Academy 
and Glasgow University, 
where he studied modern 
languages. 

He has worked as Visit- 
ing Lecturer in the History 
of Art in the French depart- 
ment of Dundee University 
as well as served as Re- 
search Assistant to the Fine 
Arts Departmentof Glasgow 
University, Keeper of Art 
and then Deputy Director of 
the Dundee Art Gallery and 
Museum. 

He joined Christie's in 
Scotland and set up the 
Scottish Pictures Depart- 
ment, which played a major 
role in the transformation 
of the international market 
for Scottish art. 

He also formed William 
Hardie Limited in Glasgow 
in 1984, a consultant or- 
ganization, specializing in 
Scottishpaintings. Itopened 
the Washington Gallery in 
1986 and the William Hardie 
Gallery in Glasgow's West 
Regent Street in 1990. 

William Hardie has pio- 
neered the renewed inter- 
est in such Scottish artists 
asOrchardson, the Glasgow 
School, George Dutch 
Davidson, the Scottish 
Colourists, Stanley 

Cursiter, William McCance 
and Donald Bain, while the 
younger contemporary 
Scottish artists have been 
selectively presented at his 
gallery. 

Author of numerous ar- 
ticles and catalogues, and 
translator of the Larousse 
Dictionary of Modern Art, 
William Hardie lives with 
his wife and two teenage 
children in New Lanark. 

His earlier book Scottish 
Painting 1837-1939 was 
widely regarded as a clas- 
sic of modern art history on 
its publication in 1976. 



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"Koon," from pg. 3 

lifestyle which is becom- 
ing increasingly atypical 
due to the economic reali- 
ties brought about by Re- 
publican policies. George 
Bush vehemently opposes 
abortion, and has for 
twelve years. Yet most 
American families support 
abortion as an inherent 
natural right necessary to 
ensure that women have 
economic, political and 
personal freedom, for 
without reproductive 
freedom noothcrfrccdoms 
are possible for any 
woman. George Bush 
claims that he is "pro- 
family", yet he is utterly 
out of touch with main- 
stream America on the 
abortion issue. After 
twelve years of Republican 
appointments to the Su- 
preme Court that body is 
neither supreme nor a 
court, but rather an ac- 
tivist group of political 
appointees dedicated to 
their President and their 
anti-choice agenda. 

George Bush claims to 
be the candidate of change, 
yet the only change most 
Americans can sec is that 



more people are jobless and 
more children are raised in 
poverty. Bush has created 
a great demand for change- 
you can go to any city in the 
country and a hundred people 
will ask you for change in- 
side of half an hour. Bush 
and his party have lost touch 
with the American people 
primarily because they have 
become so indebted to the 
far right. The Republicans 
still dream of being the 
majority party, but their 
alienation of mainstream 
America has produced the 
opposite effect. Today the 
Republican party has become 
the party of the old, the few 
and the rich, which is why 
increasing numbers of 
Americans believe that 
G.O.P. stands for 
Gerontocratic Oligarchic 
Plutocrats. 

"Wubbels," from 
page 1 

worked with five WC stu- 
dents and said that while 
they experienced some 
problems that were an in- 
evitable result of the lab 
being moved, the research 
went well, and the results 
were interesting. 



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Wubbels spent most of 
the summer talking to people 
and" getting acquainted with 
the college in an effort to 
determine its strength and 
weaknesses. While he hesi- 
tated to speak about weak- 
nesses, he preferred instead 
to focus on maintaining and 
expanding the college's 
strengths. 

"Washington College has 
a peculiar strength in English 
and Creative Writing, and 
one ought to begin to try to 
strengthen the college by 
playing off that strength," 
he commented. "One way 
I'd like to do that is to urge 
this community to perceive 
writing as more far- 
reaching than just literary 
writing." 

He stressed his belief 
that writing is essential to 
becoming a scientist or 
mathematician aswellasan 
effective tool for finding 
one's own thoughts. Wubbels 
said that he would like to 
devise a course or set of 
courses for incoming 
freshmen that has writing 
as its focus. Ideally, the 
program would involve the 
entire faculty and would be 
tied to the academic advis- 
ing of freshmen. 

Faculty and student re- 
search outside the class- 
room is another activity that 
Wubbels feels is necessary 
to the structure of the col- 
lege. "What we're teaching 
must be grounded in the 
world. Research is one way 
to connect what we're doing 
in the classroom with the 
real world," he stated. 

Although he does not 
believe that faculty mem- 



bers must publish or perish, 
he noted that a mind alive 
always shows some kind of 
product. While mental fer- 
tility should make faculty 
want to publish, he admit- 
ted that publishing is not the 
only product of a creative 
mind. "What ought to be 
published are those pieces 
that stem from an authentic 
desire to publish some- 
thing," he said. 

Wubbels stated that the 
best intellectual interests 
always pertain to the stu- 
dents, but that those inter- 
ests which are irrrelevant 
in the classroom are the 
wrong kinds. "As a dean, 
my primary concern is to 
monitor the intellectual 
temperature of the college, 
and it is my responsibility 
to help the college as a 
whole, and the faculty in 
part, to achieve intense in- 
volvement intellectually." 



"Crosswalk," from 
page 1 

Washington College 
President Charles H. Trout 
was cautious — yet hopeful. 
"1 don't really know ex- 
actly how the thing is going 
to work. ... I have high 
hopes that it's going to re- 
duce dangers at that 
crossing." 

Trout also expressed 
concerns about cooperation 
between motorists and pe- 
destrians. 

Jerry Roderick, college 
security director, also was 
cautious in predicting the 
stoplight's effect. 



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"At this point, it is hard 
to determine what effect 
the light will have on the 
travel patterns of the stu- 
dents, but it will definitely 
determine the right-of- 
way," he said. 

According to Roderick, 
there have been two acci- 
dent-related injuries at the 
crosswalk in the last two 
years. "We've averaged 
about one a year." 

He is hopeful the inju- 
ries will stop with the red 
light. 

"The biggest question 
here is, are we going to 
have full cooperation be- 
tween the students and 1 the 
motorists. ... It's very dif- 
ficult for any of us to be at 
a two-lane highway and have 
to stop when there's no 
traffic," Roderick said. 

"But it's a traffic con- 
trol device, placed there to 
ensure compliance with the 
right-of-way, and there'll 
be no question who had the 
right-of-way, should en- 
forcement be necessary.' 



What do you 
think? Next 
week in 

Campus 
Voices: Stu- 
dents' reac- 
tion to the 
C ro s s w a 1 k 
Stoplight 

"Renovations," fror 
Pg- 9 

and space heating. To hold 
fuel for the campus boilers, 
two state of the art oil 
storage tanks were placed 
in the ground beside the 
boiler building, replacing the 
outdated tanks that were 
removed. The new tanks 
have a double-hull con- 
struction with an alarm that 
is activated when the inner 
hull is breached. 

"That way, we can de- 
tect when oil is leaking into 
the void between the two 
hulls and do something about 
it before it seeps into the 
soil," Raudenbush said. 

The old oil fueled water 
heaters were left in the 
buildingsand smaller tanks, 
much like the ones in oil- 
heated homes, were in- 
stalled. "If there's a prob- 
lem in the boiler system, 
the affected buildings will 
be abJe to switch to the oil 
heaters as a backup." 



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Washington College ELM 



August 28, 1992 



■Shields," from 
Pg- 3 

alcohol induced revelry. 7 
Please, let's not have any 
■egrets. 8 

Speaking of regrets, 
here is a growing miscon- 
:eption that college aged 
students are engaging in 
sexual activities. I'd like to 
put that ugly rumor to rest 
right now. 9 I mean, come 
>n, like really. Seriously, 
now many students would 
do that, I mean besides the 
married ones? The Wash- 
ngton College Health Ser- 
vices even went so far as to 
provide free condom pack- 
ets: "Three For Free", they 
call it, how charming. 10 
Bounds like another total 
waste of our tuition money, 
but I suppose if it prevents 
one unwanted pregnancy it 
would be worth it. 11 I still 
refuse to believe this kind 
of behavior would occur at 
the tenth oldest college in 
the United States. 

I think you all can see 
where this article is going: 
Sex, Drugs (alcohol is a drug 
— bad), and, you guessed it 
Rock and Roll! Washington 
College has in the past pro- 
vided one rockin' environ- 
ment! 1 2 With the CD jukebox 
in the snack bar 13 and the 
raging big name concerts in 
the CoffeeHouse your ears 
will be bleeding! 1 4 But don't 
bang your head too hard, 
you might bruise your brain! 
You will need your brain. 1 s 

Most of your quality 
time at WC will be spent in 
class. 1 ' I haven't taken ev- 
ery single class offered here 
so I don't feel I can recom- 
mend any one professor in 
particular, or any one class 
for that matter, but I can 
tell you that whatever 
course of study you pursue 
I'm sure you'll be in good 
hands. 17 Just remember that 
your professors are your 
friends at WC.' 8 

And by the way, my 
name is Matt but people call 
me Elvis and I want to be 
your friend too. 1 * If you ever 
see me zipping across cam- 
pus on my mountain bike 
just wave. 20 We're all one 
big happy family at good old 
Washington College. 21 

I He was a weenie, considered the 
■Righteous Brothers a hard rock 
'and, and no he doesn't go here ... 
' m a transfer student. 

Bullshit. 

Propaganda. 

Here's the shit: The benefits of a 

taller school. 1 went to the Uni- 
versity of Colorado right out of 
"'gh school. Where ever I went or 
w hat ever I did at the "big school" 

1 was always 227-46-2392. Not a 
ftamebutanumber! Big deal, you're 
linking. You ever read Revela- 
tions? This is serious! The gov- 



ernment has developed these things 
called GPS receivers. (GPS stands 
for Global Positioning System.) 
What these tricky little devices do 
is feed information to a constella- 
tion of 21 in-service satellites to 
give the exact whereabouts of any 
given person alive anywhere on 
theplanet. GPSreceivers are small 
too! The Government is having 
dentists put them inside caps and 
fillings. If you've never had a 
cavity in your life and then all of 
the sudden you need a tooth filled 
you'll know what I'm talking about. 
You're being watched, but you're 
still a name at Washington College. 



' I am not implying anything sordid 
here, no hyper-sexual activity, no 
alternative lifestyles (Unless 
that's what you're into. Which I'm 
not. Not that I have any thing against 
such activities, I'm just not sug- 
gesting that you dabble in such 
activities with this passage.) not 
drug use or abuse (A definite no- 
no. The Government is putting 
experimental additives in the drug 
supply but that's another topic.) I 
am not implying anything other than 
maybe there is life at college be- 
yond the drinking aspect. 
7 Yeah, right. 
■ Do I have any regrets? I'm still 




5 I'm serious about this. Nothing 
worse than watching some 1 8 year 
old "can't grow a mustache" simp 
puking through his nose along the 
Cater Walk in the middle of the 
night. Actually, the High-octane- 
testosterone-I'm-one-tough- 
mother-fucker-I-played-high- 
sehool-football-Did-you-say- 
some thing, -asshole? attitude many 
young drinkers acquire after a 
couple cans of Suds 'N' Soda spe- 
cial is just as bad as a kid coughing 
up acidic stomach juices. 



Harold T. Stock) had to reattach 
the poor soul's suspensory liga- 
ment after damage caused by a 
condom. Ouch! 

"Pregnancy? Hell, I'm more wor- 
ried about the AIDS. 
"Every year they promise U2 and 
we end up with some weak tccn- 
aged cover band that doesn't even 
know "Freebird". 
lJ If you are ever in there and hear 
"Warm It Up Kris" ten times in 
succession you'll know who did it. 
1 love those guys, they're totally 
crossed out. 

" This I'm guessing at. I've only 
hung out in the CoffeeHouse just 
long enough to get an ear ache. 
15 Some of you may use it wisely. 
Some may use it to remember to 
pass out face down. Either way 
you'll need it. 

"Seriously! And I'm not kissing 
administrative ass here . . . I'm 
getting paid. 

17 Beware moody or emotionally 
unstable professorsandbefore you 
declare your major, if a Sociology 
professor asks you what major 
you're considering, you'd better 
say Sociology. The same holds for 
any professor (I'm not attacking 
the Sociology department here.). 
Believe me, this will save your ass 
a whole letter grade. 
" Don't trust them. They have 
access to your files. We all know 
who they really work for. 
19 Call me Master, and no, I don't 
really want to be your friend. 
i0 Piss off. You suck. Don't bug me. 
11 If you consider the separatist 
tendencies of the frats, sororities 
and cliques to be a family and happy 
with one another I'm not lying. 



McKim 
Receives 

Scholarship 

Washington College se- 
nior Andrew McKim has been 
selected as a 1992 Balti- 
more Sun/Indepcndcnt Col- 
lege Fund of Maryland (ICFM) 
scholar. The Baltimore Sun 
and the Independent College 
Fund of Maryland created 
the scholarship program to 
draw attention to the sig- 
nificant conlibution students 
attending Maryland's inde- 
pendent colleges make 
through personal service to 
their communities. 

The award carries a 
$2,000 scholarship and is 
one of nine presented to 
students attending private 
colleges throughout the 
state. 

McKim, an international 
studies major, was selected 
for his academic record and 
demonstration of his com- 
mitmentto community ser- 
vice. As vice chair of 
"Hands Out," a student 
volunteer organization, he 
was instrumental in engag- 
ing the school's environ- 
mental club with the com- 
munity group, Ken l Conser- 
vation, Inc., and he estab- 
lished a local chapter of Save 
OurStreams. Healso worked 
with disabled children at 
Camp Fairlee. 



breathing and I didn't catch any- 
thing I couldn't burn off with a 
match: no regrets. 
"Some claim that sexual activity is 
synonymouswithACTI- If you hear 
someone saying such rubbish set 
that person straight by saying, 
"Wrong! They're really very nice 
girls." Really. 

10 Condoms aren't safe for the male 
anatomy. I recently read about 
this guy who needed an expensive 
and, I'm sure, quite painful opera- 
tion where a noted urologist (Dr. 




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By Tim Reardon 



Co-Sports Editor 



Shoremen soccer team looks 
to rebound and have a suc- 
cessful fall season. This is 
After a somewhat dis- Coach Todd Helbling's sec- 
appointing 1991 season, the ond year as head coach and 




Chris "The Dutch Boy" Kleberg, better known as 

Flea, takes on a defender with skillful precision. 

As the '92 co-captain with Charlie "Love" Linehan, 

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after going 1-13-1 lastyear 
he hopes for a complete 
turnaround. With barely 
enough players to field one 
full team last season. Coach 
Hclbling began a huge re- 
cruiting campaign at the end 
of the Shoremen's 1991 
campaign. 

Even though the team's 
season was fairly unsuc- 
cessful, it may have actu- 
ally helped in the recruiting 
procedures as many young 
and upcoming players will 
be given a chance to start 
and play alongside other 
talented returning players 
to help this rebuilding pro- 
cess. When practice started 
on Monday of this week 45 
players and six goalies 
showed up to try out. Now 
Coach Hclbling isfaced with 
making decisions for a first 
team which he did not have 
to do last year and which 
the W.C. soccer program has 
not had to do in quite a few 
years. With this many 
players, Helbling should be 
able to field a very strong 
squad and has a good chance 
of creating a highly pow- 
ered offense, something the 
team has traditionally 
lacked. 

i heir first scrimmage 
is on Sunday followed by the 
season opener at Lebanon 
Valley on Saturday, Sep- 
tember 5th. Their first 
home game is against 
Lancaster Bible on Thurs- 
day, September 10th at 
4:00 PM. The team hopes 
that everyone will come out 
and watch this revitalized 
program swing into action. 



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Exciting Outlook 

for Field Hockey 

in '92 



By Renee Guckert 



Staff Writer 

Despite intense heat and 
humidity, the 1992 field 



to six hours the team has 
practiced each day. 

Senior Kris Phalen re- 
marked that, "the skills of 
each of the players are more 




hockey team met for the 
first time on Monday to 
sweat it out and begin pre- 
season practice. A squad of 
twenty-two emerged and 
has already proven to be a 
group with enormous po- 
tential. Communication and 
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advanced than I've seen in 
past seasons. Now, all we 
need to do is put them to- 
gether with the elements 
that make a unified team and 
I think we could go all the 
way." 

Coach DianeGuinan feels 
that the eleven returning 
players "who had a tre- 
mendous impact on last 
years success" will be an 
essential element to the 
1992 season and crucial to 
every aspect of their game. 
"It's certainly much too 
early to make any predic- 
tions about the outcome of 
our season," says Guinan, 
"but the new players seem 
to be connecting well with 
the experienced ones, even 
after just a few days." 

TheShorewomen takeon 
Salisbury State in a scrim- 
mage at home on Thursday, 
September 3 and their sea- 
son opens Saturday the fifth 
at Dickinson College. Their 
first home game is Wednes- 
day the ninth versus Wesley. 
So get out there and support 
this year's field hockey 
machine as they bring quite 
a bit of excitement to the 
Kib Jr. 



ports Information 
)irector Goes to "The 
how" 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



1_5^ 

August 28, 1992 



Chris Vaughn 



Sports Editor 

Remember those in- 
dible photo shots we had 

tered throughout the 
jrts section last year? 
d remember the sweet 
jition of the box scores 

the back page? Well, 
ise were all made pos- 
le with the helping hand 

Gary Brown, W.C.'s 
jrts Information Director 
dstatistician extra- 
linaire. 

You may know him as 

■guy with that little of- 
= at the entrance of the 
Dome. You know, the 
(always at the computer 



typing athletic brochures 
and paraphernalia. Well, the 
office may have been small 
but the role Gary Brown 
played, the sports informa- 
tion he disseminated, and 
the impact he had was quite 
the contrary. It is because 
of the fine work which he 
routinely produced that he 
has recently received a new 
position as a publications 
editor for the NCAA News in 
the Midwestern state of 
Kansas. 

Geoff Miller, the Ath- 
letics Director, however, 
stated not to worry, that 
the interviewing process 
has begun and that they hope 
to find a worthy replace- 



mentinthenear future. John 
Conkling, an intern from 
Washington & Lee, has filled 
in well for Mr. Brown this 
past summer. 

Gary will be greatly 
missed ashewasofterrific 
help for the Athletics De- 
partment and especially for 
the "BLEACHER CREA- 
TURES" (That would be 
SPIDERMAN & THE 
VAUGHNSTER, the guys re- 
sponsible for this sports 
section last semester). We 
wish him all the best from 
The Elm sports guys and 
will miss the action photos 
he willingly supplied us with 
week after week. Good Luck 
Gary! 



NEWT'S 



Player of the 
Week 




And we're back. That's right sport* fans, guess who. WRONC! IN 
YER FACE. THE New and Improved BLEACHER CREATURES have 
returned and we'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the early 
arriving athletes! 

Typically, this is the most important section in the entire ELM!- 
cven more so than the obituaries. Traditionally, the students of W.C. 
immediately turn to it, seeking the new stud or studettc of the week, 
which by the way is chosen by yours truly. The Vaughnster, and my 
new partner in crime, Tim "The Bird Man" Ueardon (welcome aboard), 
after a long, laborious and rather selective process. 

So if it's fame, fortune, and glory that you seek, we advise you 
learn the game of caps, a pastime here at W.C. But in the mean time, 
this is where you're gonna get it- the Ultimate Sports Achtevement- 
NEWT'sP.O.W.! ItmakesTheHeisman look like some five & dime, two 
bit, cheap imitation! 



* 



ashington College Initiates Women's 
asketball Program: Lanee Is Hired As Coach 



Taking the first step to 
ablishing women's bas- 
ball as an intercollegiate 
sity sport here, Wash- 
ton College has hired a 
ung woman from the 
dwest to serve as the 
men's basketball coach. 
Lanee Cole, formerly an 
istant coach at Central 
ssouri State University, 
is the College's athletic 
ff this month, Geoff 
Her, Director of Athlet- 
the Chestertown 
ool, announced. She will 
ch the women's basket- 
I team in club status 
ing this academic year, 
anticipation of varsity 
[us within theCentennial 
nference next year. In 
92-1993, Washington 
'lege changes its sports 
liation from the Middle 
antic Conference to the 
w Iy formed Centennial 
nference. 

Cole also will take over 

leadership of the 

men's softball program. 

The Minnesota native 

;an her coaching career 

Lakeland High School in 

ssouri, where she was 

ft head coach of girls' bas- 

iballand volleyball. Prior 

I"er two-year position at 

I^ral Missouri, she di- 

jted the Reed Spring High 

•ool girls' basketball and 

Ueyball teams and 

ic hed track on the junior 

"school level. Incollege, 

le played basketball for 



two years at Iowa Lakes 
Community College, where 
the nationally-ranked team 
compiled a 46-7 record and 
won two conference cham- 
pionships during her time 
there. 

She earned her 
bachelor's degree in physi- 
cal education from Tarkio 
College in 1987. At this 
Missouri school, she ex- 
celled in basketball and 
softball and earned post- 
season honors. During her 
junior and senior years 
there she was selected 
Sportswoman of the Year, 
and in her senior year was 
named Woman of the Year. 



Cole received her master's 
degree in physical educa- 
tion from Central Missouri 
last year. 

"We are genuinely ex- 
cited about Lanee Cole 
coming on board as the 
newest member of our 
team," says Miller. "Her 
background demonstrates a 
commitment to the student- 
athlete concept we promote 
here at Washington College. 
We are particularly im- 
pressed with her ability to 
coach, recruit and commu- 
nicate. We believe these 
skills will serve her well as 
she gets our women's bas- 
ketball program off the 



ground and provides new 
direction for our softball 
program. We are confident 
that she will be an excellent 
role model for our female 
student athletes." 

Cole is looking forward 
to the challenges ahead. "I 
have high expectations and 



goals set for myself, and I 
am anxious to get to know 
the students and the staff at 
Washington College," she 
says. "I'm excited to begin 
working towards the im- 
provement of both the 
women's basketball and 
softball programs here." 



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Volume 63, Number Two • September 4, 1992 



Washington College * Chestertown, Maryland 



Saturday's Blaze Destroys One Building, Guts Another 




Fire fighters from one of 34 companies battle Saturday's blaze 



Scott Koon & J. Tarin Towers 

Last Saturday, a five-alarm 
fire engulfed the McCrory's 
discount store and the former 
Newsstand building and 
caused smoke damage to the 
many Downtown Chestertown 
businesses and homes. 

Deputy Chief State Fire 
Marshall Thomassta ted that the 
fire started due to a fault in the 
electrical wiring between the 
apartment and the storage area 
on the second floor of 
McCrory's. 

Lucille Anderson and her 
daughter, Barbara, lost their 
home, which was above the 
store. They did, however, re- 
trieve their three cats due to the 
efforts of a local fireman. 

The first alarm went out at 
2:06 p.m., and the fire had been 
burning for approximately 
forty-five minutes, said Tho- 
mas. 

Thomas added that dam- 
ageshavebeen esti mated at$1.2 
million. McCrory's has been 
leveled and the former News- 
stand gutted. 

President Charles H. Trout 
expressed concern at the loss of 
the chain. "It brought a lot of 
people into the Downtown area 
besides rich tourist-types," he 
said. Trout said that the chain 
has recently declared bank- 
ruptcy and closed half itsstorcs. " 
"I'm just afraid they'll take the 



Local Democratic Campaign 
Headquarters Open on Cross St. 



Justin M. Cann 



Staff Writer 

On Tuesday the 1 st, the new 
Clinton, Gore, McMillen, and 
Mikulski campaign headquar- 
ters for the area opened on Cross 
Street 

Tom McMillen, the Demo- 
cratic representative from the 
Fourth District, cut the ribbon 
in the early evening. McMillen 
is now running in the First 
District against the incumbent 
representative, Wayne T. 
Gilchrest, because of 
Maryland's recent redistricting. 
At 7:30 that night, the two rep- 
resentativesdebatedat the Kent 
County High School in Worton. 

When asked how the redis- 



tricting had effected him politi- 
cally, McMillen answered, "I've 
made a lot of new friends." 

The Women's Democratic 
Club of Kent County has con- 
tributed much time and effort 
to the campaigns of Mikulski, 
McMillen, Clinton and Gore. 
They are planning an "Old 
Fashioned Rally & Social" on 
Tuesday, September 8th in the 
Hynson Lounge at 7:30 p.m. 
The rally is free and open to the 
public, There will be a cash bar, 
and complementary hors 
d'oeuvres will be served. 

The special guests will in- 
clude Clayton Mitchell, the 
Speaker of the House of Del- 
egates; Winfield Kelly, 
Maryland's Secretary of State; 



Louis Goldstein, WC class of 
1935, Comptroller of the Trea- 
sury and Chairman for WC's 
Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors; Ron Guns of the House of 
Delegates, and other state and 
local officials. 

Tipper Gore, the wife of 
Vice-Presidential candidate, Al 
Gore, hasbeen invited to attend. 

Charmayne Dierker of the 
Executive Board of the 
Women's Democratic Club of 
Kent County said, "We're really 
pushing hard to get as many 
new voters registered as pos- 
sible." The headquarters needs 
volunteers, and anyone who 
wants to help should go to 
headquarters or contact Jan 
Grahame at 648-5476. 



insurance money and run, and 
that the place won' t be rebuilt," 
he said. 

The lot uptown of 
McCrory's is occupied by Pride 
& Joy, a children's clothing 
store. According to the Kent 
County News,damages will not 
be known until Tuck Davidson 
completes removal of debris. 
Davidson began clearing the 
McCrory's lot on Sunday. 

Bob Ramsey, owner of the 
Finishing Touch, told the ELM 
that the art supply store and 
gallery are in good shape and 
have been open for business. 
All artwork that was in theshop 
for framing was removed before 
the building was evacuated. 
There was some smoke dam- 
age, and the shop will have to 
close for a few days to recover. 

Upstairs from the Finishing 
Touch is a restoration studio 
run by Ken Milton. Since a hole 
had to be cut in the roof to re- 
lease heat, there was a lot of 
smoke damage, but the works 
in the studio were kept in a firc- 
retardant room, said Ramsey. 
The works will have to be re- 
cleaned. 

During the fire, curious 
residents and visitors would try 
to make it past the cordon set 
up by fire fighters and police, 
only to be firmly ordered back. 
South Front Street, High Street 
and Spring Street were blocked 
off to allow firefighters to work 



and to run the hoses to the 
Chester River. 

Cannon Street wasblocked 
off, and the train tracks which 
run parallel to it saw unusually 
heavy foot traffic as stranded 
Chestertonians abandoned 
their cars and walked home. 

An engine from Dover was 
parked next to Hynson- 
Ringgold, and another was 
parked by the water. Kevin 
Fountain of the Dover Fire De- 
partment told the ELM that they 
were participating in a parade 
in Smyrna when they re- 
sponded to the fifth alarm. 

He also said that they had 
an important role to play, as 
their department had five inch 
hoses capable of moving more 
water at lower pressure than 
the other equipment available 
at the scene. 

Over 18 million gallons of 
water were drained from the 
town reservoir, according lo the 
Kent News, which drained it 
from the normal level of 11.5 
feet to an eight-foot low. After 
Dover arrived, water was 
pumped from the river at a 
faster rate. Although 

smoke damage, temporary loss 
of power and phone and closed 
streets affected the entire 
downtown area, that was noth- 
ing compared to the October, 
1910 fire which destroyed 20 

See "Fire," pg. 9 



INSIDE: 



Telephones to be Installed 
in Dorm Rooms, pg. 9 



New Cuts in Student 
Counseling Services, pg.5 



Horoscope By Krystal 
Brite, pg. 7 



Wolff on Buffy, pg. 9 



September 4, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Editorial 

I worked at the Kent County News this summer, as a (barely) paid 
intern. I swept not a single floor and made not a single cup of coffee for 
the boss. 

However, I wasn't exactly covering murder trials or drug busts, either 
(both of which occured in plural here this summer). No, the folks with 
degrees, training, and experience did that. Go figure. 

My first article for the Schnooze, as those who know so lovingly call it, 
was to interview an opera singer who vacations in Georgetown, at the 
north end of Kent County. Big stuff? No. 

Other assignments would includeinterviews with a bagpiper, a world 
traveler, and a lady who makes dolls at home. Nice people? Yes, every 
one. Exciting? Not really. 

I covered various and sundry meetings and celebrations, took lots of 
pictures of kids doing various things for the community, covered the ill- 
fated Perot campaign, and proofread so many stories every week 1 
thought my eyes would bleed. Really. 

My big story would occur one night when 1 was hanging out at 
Moonpilc's house (he worked for the Computing Center this summer). 
One Friday I worked until five or so, and walked across the street to 
Moonpile's house on the corner of Cannon & Queen Streets. Scott, Joey 
and Kristin lived there, too. Everything was normal, we were listening 
to Ch£ck Your Head, as I recall, and the weather was the usual: hot, humid, 
and still. 

Then it started to rain. 

No big deal, in fact it was a relief from the mid-summer drought that 
was affecting everyone from crabbers to soybean farmers, all folks in 
weather-dependent trades. 
Then it started to thunder. 

Great! I love thunderstorms! But this was somehow different — with 
the earliest thunderclap in earshot came the earliest fire siren in earshot. 
Hmmm. 

So 1 said, hey, I'll just hit the road before it starts to rain so hard I can't 
see my way home (10 miles to Church Hill, where I lived for the summer). 
Famous last words. 

1 got out the door, across the street and barely into the parking lot. A 
wise man once said, "Once you're wet, you're wet." Sol could run to my 
car and wait until the rain stopped, possibly losing my contacts along the 
way, or run back to Moonie's house, possibly losing my contacts along 
the way. 

1 opted for the pile. Warm, dry, and larger than my car. 1 turned around 
in the middle of Queen Street in time to see lightning strike — twice — 
the utility pole just on the other side of the crossroads.! might add I was 
a maximum of 25 feet away. 

That, 1 thought then, was the most impressive, fearsome thing I had 
ever seen. It was a total act of God, one could say, for simultaneously, a 
large and rotten pecan tree behind the house fell into the road, crushing 
a car (still available to tourists as a monument to the storm) and all but 
covering Moonie's van. 

"Shit," I said, when I got back inside, "My car windows are still down." 
"Shit?" said Moonpile. "My caris buried undera treeand live wires are 
dancing all over it!" 

That's when I grabbed my camera, not quite waterlogged, and snapped 
actual photos of actual destruction. 
That was my big news. 

Until Saturday. 

There is only one thing that has put more fear and awe into my heart 
than witnessing natural destruction from less than 30 feet away. That 
would have tobe wit nessing manual destruction from the same d istance. 

However indirectly, that fire was caused by men. Faulty wiring, no 
matter how accidental, is not an act of God or a fluke of nature. It is a 
consequence to an action set forth by human hands. 

And these actions, whether in the form of buildings, books, or babies, 
are so easily undone it is incredible, in theoriginal senseof the word. We 
cannot comprehend, ashumans, that what wedo is so ephemeral that our 
life's work could be blown away by a bad wire. 

I refuse to acknowledge any rumors that the fire was intentional. 

But I refuse to deny that in some small part of me, watching the fire still 
blazing at 11:45 Saturday night, that I wasn't terrified, scared for my life, 
and for everyone's. 



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To the Editor: 

This school year, students 
returned to find a new traffic 
control device installed at the 
crosswalk. The new traffic light 
seems to have created some 
confusion amongst a few pe- 
destrians and motorists. Some 
pedestrians are ignoring the 
signal to wait until the light is 
red before crossing. Some mo- 
torists are yielding the right-of- 
way to pedestrians when the 
light is green. These actions 
have, from time to time, created 
very uncertain outcomes. For- 
tunately, for all involved, good 
luck has been on their side. 

The proper use of the light 



is quite simple. Pedestrians ap- 
proaching the crosswalk on ei- 
ther side must stop and push 
the button to activate the light. 
Once the pedestrian signal 
alerts you that it is okay to cross, 
you then proceed across the 
road, Of course, it should be 
noted that it is in your best in- 
terest to look both ways before 
entering the roadway. Most 
drivers in their driving career 
have been known to run an oc- 
casional red light. 

Motorists, on the other 
hand, have the very simple task 
of obeying a traffic light. Red 
means stop and green means 
proceed. Yellow, quite obvi- 



ously, means slow to stop. In 
most areas, yellow is inter- 
preted as full throttle until the 
intersection iscleared. Obey the 
signals, and you will do just 
fine. 

Remember, this light was 
installed for your safety. Co- 
operation is the key to its suc- 
cess. Failure to comply with the 
signal could result in your in- 
jury, or perhaps, even an en- 
counter with the legal system. 
We hope you will find this lat- 
est change in the crosswalk a 
real improvement. 

Jerry Roderick 
Director of Security 



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Features 



September 4, 1992 



Scott Koon: 
Resident Socialist 



Scott Ross Koon's column, cover- 
ing local, national, and global is- 
sues, will appear every week in the 
ELM. 

For over a week, Ameri- 
can, British and French planes 
have been flying into southern 
Iraq to prevent Iraqi planes from 
bombing Shiite revolutionaries. 
The Saudi Air Force has also 
been involved in the mission, 
which has been dubbed "Op- 
eration Desert Watch" by 
whatever Pentagon public re- 
lations officer whose job it is to 
devise glamorous names for 
military adventures. During 
Operation Desert Storm 
American psychological war- 
riorsurged Iraqi Shiites to rebel 
against Baghdad. They did so, 
and thisdiversion proved to be 
yet another asset in the overall 
plan to ensure that the Iraqi 
military remained off-balance 
and confused. After the war 
America and the rest of the coa- 
lition left the Iraqi Shiites at the 
mercy of Saddam's army and 
air force. It is ironic that no 
moves were made to protect 
the Shiites months ago when 
the coalition opted to protect 
Iraqi Kurds. Now, after the 
deaths of innumerablecivilians, 
Washington has finally decided 
to slow the slaughter. 

Bu t why did it take so long? 
Evidently Washington desires 
to ensure that the conflict in 
southern Iraq continues with- 
out absolute victory for either 
side, at least until someone in 
the Iraqi military stages a suc- 
cessful coup against Saddam 
Hussein. Presumably the next 
leader in Baghdad will be al- 
lowed to slay whomever he 
wants, whenever he wants, just 
so long as he is friendly to the 
U.S. and remains inimical to 



Iran. I make this assumption 
based on the fact that the U.S. 
continues to allow Turkey to 
attack its Kurdish rebels in their 
Iraqi camps with impunity. It 
isanodd contradiction that U.S. 
policy allows Turkey to bomb 
the same civilians the U.S. does 
notallow Iraq to bomb. Itseems 
that it is important to the ad- 
ministration who is doing the 
killing, not who is actually dy- 
ing. 

This week the New York 
Times reported that Turkey is 
receiving intelligence on the 
location of the Kurdish Work- 
ers Party installations from in- 
telligence units which make 
excursions into Iraqi territory. 
When Turkey sends spies into 
Iraq to get information on 
guerilla encampments, Wash- 
ington does not protest. When 
Turkish planes "accidentally" 
bomb civilians, Washington 
doesnotprotest. Butwhenlraq 
kills civilians, it is somehow less 
acceptable. It seems that there 
is a new world order, but its 
chief component with respect 
to American policy is that there 
is no coherent American policy 
in the Middle East. 

This is nothing new, of 
course, but it is disheartening, 
especially with the new hope of 
peace in the Middle East 
brought about by the election 
of the new Labour government 
in Israel. Before Desert Storm, 
Bush kept hinting at how 
pleased he would be if someone 
would overthrow Saddam 
Hussein. During the war the 
Administration led the Kurds 
and the Shiites to believe that 
they would benefit from 
American support after the war 
if they revolted during the war. 
Now, after America has aban- 
See "Koon/' pg. 9 



CAMPUS VOICES 



What do you think of the new lights at the crosswalk 




Well, if you've got to wait 
around anyway, you might as 
well make the most of it and 
improve your social skills by 
getting to know people. It 
would be the best thing since 
Playfair. 
Jen Del Nero 
Senior 
Catonsville, MD 



It's a given that the new light is 

bothersome, but I've heard 

fewer break screechings this 

year than last, so I guess it's 

helpful. 

Sherry Menton 

Junior 

Ft. Washington, MD 



I appreciate the need for a safe 
crosswalk and to have a light 
for the Chesterto wn motorists, 
but as long we're going to wait 
the required amount of time, 
why not set up a newspaper 
stand and a convenience store? 
Jess Aspiazu 
Senior 
Silver Spring, MD 




I think theold system was more 

efficient for everyone, but the 

new system is safer. 

Keith Morgan 

Sophomore 

Auburn, ME 



I feel substantially safer, but it's 

so slow. 

Ciaran CKecffe 

Junior 

England 



Safety comes first, but the light 

definitely takes too long. Idon't 

like it. 

Eric Pikus 

Freshman 

Milford, DE 



Open Forum: A Question of Diversity 



Zylia N.L. Knowlin is the 
Vice-President of the Dale Adams 
Heritage Exchange, a student or- 
ganization named for.the first black 
woman to graduate from Wash- 
ingtonCollege. Their goals include 
wising issues of culture and pro- 
moting understanding between 
^udents of all races. Here, 
Knowlin responds to the "hype" 
a bout the diversity of the class of 
1996. 

Unfortunately, thecampus 
sees this burst of a minority 
population as a great benefit, 
when in truth, it is something 



that has been long awaited to 
be justified. The administra- 
tion adds twenty -eight African 
Americans, a handful of Asians, 



Zylia 
Knowlin 



and more students from places 
other than Maryland, to the ac- 
ceptance list, and that makes 
the campus diverse. Consider- 
ing that the freshmen class, in- 



cluding transfers, totals over 
300, percentage wise we are not 
that much better off than the 
years that have passed. 

Please, do not confuse my 
criticism as a 'slap in the face' to 
the administration, "For a na- 
tion that isafraid to let its people 
judge the truth and falsehood 
in an open market is a nation 
thatis afraid of its people" (John 
F. Kennedy). However, I feel 
that as educated individuals, 
we should see more than an 
increase in the numbers of 
people of color on the Wash- 
ington College campus. Rather, 



we should further realize the 
desperate need for deeper im- 
plications of true campus di- 
versity. 

Consider, for example, the 
absence of African American 
sororities and fraternities, the 
neglect of cultural dishes in the 
dining hall, the far-from-di- 
verse curriculum, and most im- 
portantly, the need for cultural 
diversity within the faculty and 
thestaff of thecollege. Ithinkit 
isa shame that,at the very least, 
the professor for the African 
American Experience class is 
not black. If the administration 



could not get a black professor, 
who in my opinion would be 
more culturally qualified to 
teach the itemsdiscussed in that 
particular class, where could 
they possibly get any other 
professors for the classes, be- 
sides direct minority-based 
courses, which there are none 
of anyway. Hopefully, by the 
examples that I have given, we 
all realize that it is just not 
enough to be content with what 
we see, because if we just take a 
closer look, we will see there is 
still so much to do. . . 



September 4, 1992 



Washington College ELM 



Incumbents Debate at KCHS 



Tustin Cann 



Staff Writer 

Representatives Tom 
McMillen and Wayne T. 
Gilchrest, both running for re- 
election to the House of Repre- 
sentatives in Maryland's First 
District, debated at the Kent 
County High School, on Tues- 
day, September 1st. Due to re- 
cent redistricting, McMillen, 
from Anne Arundel County, is 
runningagainst Gilchrest, from 
Kent County. The First District 
now consists of the Eastern 



ily, and Health Care. They were 
given two minutes each for ev- 
ery question. After both candi- 
dates had spoken on the two 
questions in each subject, they 
were allowed a one minute re- 
buttal. Afterthe predetermined 
questions were answered, the 
candidates took written ques- 
tions from the floor. Attheend, 
they had three minutes to de- 
liver their closing remarks. 

Representative McMillen 
started off the debate answer- 
ing questions about the 
economy. Several times dur- 



dime to raise standards." He 
voiced his support for the idea 
that "you have got to pass your 
schoolwork to be in extra-cur- 
ricular activities." 

Representative Gilchrest 
declared that "government 
should stay out of business," 
and suggested a, "$5,000 first- 
time homebuyer's tax credit." 
Gilchrest also called for a "sci- 
entific assessment of what is or 
is not a wetland." He added 
that "in the Bay region,a healthy 
environment means a healthy 
economy." 




Shore and Anne Arundel 
County. 

The Debate was sponsored 
by the Kent County League of 
Women Voters and the Kent 
County Chamberof Commerce. 
Susanne Hayman, State's At- 
torney of Kent County, moder- 
ated the debate. 

The candidates were pre- 
sented in ad vance wi th the same 
questions. There were two 
questions from each of the fol- 
lowing catagories: Economy, 
Environment, Education, Fam- 



ing the debate he stressed that 
the "future of America will be 
in high skill, high wage jobs." 

While answering a ques- 
tion about the environment he 
stated that "we have to get rid 
of every possible incinerator in 
the stateof Maryland," and "we 
have to do everything we can to 
preserve open space." 
McMillen also said "good busi- 
ness can mean good environ- 
ment." 

On education, McMillen 
noted that "it does not cost a 



When asked to define fam- 
ily values, Gichrest responded, 
"I'll give you five words: hu- 
mility, commitment, compas- 
sion, faith, love." 

As the candidates stressed 
similar views on the environ- 
ment, they also made their pro- 
choice positions clear. Gilchrest 
said, "I am in support of the 
Freedom of Choice Act because 
itcodifiesRoev.Wade." About 
the same act, McMillen said, 
"I'm more than just a supporter, 
I am a co-sponsor." 



Summer Dormitory Renovations 



Chris Mihavetz 
Staff Writer 

The condition of the 
Caroline House and Queen 
Anne House dormitories has 
been a concern for years. 
Raudenbush said that, as with 
the Hodson renovations, any 
renovation of Caroline and 
Queen Anne will take place in 
phases. 

However, unlike the reno- 
vations to Hodson Hall, the re- 
straining factor is not funding 
but the constraints of time and 
manpower. The repairs can 
only be made when students 



are not occupying the dorms, 
and they are made by the 
Maintenance Department, 
which has limited personnel. 

This summer, maintenance 
was able to repaint the halls, 
doors and door frames in both 
dorms and replace the ceilings 
and lighting fixtures in the 
shower rooms of Queen Anne. 
Eventually, all of the surfaces 
and fixtures will be upgraded 
to resemble the recently reno- 
vated Kent house. 

More renovations took 
placeontheothersideof Wash- 
ington Avenue, on the Quad. 



Library Moves Toward 
Computerization 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

Miller Library has initiated 
major changes in its computer 
research system in an effort to 
streamline the network for the 
Washington College commu- 
nity. 

Sincel991, both staff and 
student employees have been 
busy transforming the library 
system into a fully computer- 
ized one, a process which will 
not be completed for several 
more years. 

Students, staff and faculty 
are now required to have bar- 
coded identification cards in 
order to circulate books in and 
out of the library. Librarian 
William Tubbs said the new 
system will be more reliable 
because it is "all electronic" and 
faster for students because they 
will not have to sign library 
cards. 

Tubbs also said that the 
computers automatically show 
the status of a book, indicating 
whether or not it is on loan. 

If a book is on order and 
not available, the computer will 
note how many copies of the 
text are on order and when it is 
expected to arrive. Terminals 
will immediately record re- 
ceived orders so that a book can 
be checked out before it is even 
shelved. 

The periodical system has 
been upgraded so that the dates 
of the latest received and future 
issues of periodicals appear on 
the screen when referenced. 
Tubbs said that it will be at least 
another year before records of 
past issues are logged in the 
computers. 

"We have done a lot more 



since the end of last year, so 
while the system is more com- 
plicated, it is potentially more 
gratifying for the [Washington 
College] community," he said. 
Tubbs stressed that the li- 
brary staff is committed to 
helping students benefit from 
the system. 

Students and any member 
of the faculty and staff will have 
theoppportunity to familiarize 
themselves with the new sys- 
tem during a series of work- 
shops headed by Reference Li- 
brarian Ruth Shoge. 

The workshops will run 
every Monday , Wednesday and 
Friday for five days beginning 
September ninth and endingon 
Septemberl8th. There will be 
six sessions on those days that 
start every hour on the half 
hour. The three morning ses- 
sions will be from 9:30 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m., and the afternoon 
workshops start at 1 :30 p.m. and 
conclude at 3:30 p.m. 

"We want to teach every- 
one how to use the system . 
either in the library or anyplace 
else in the net work," Shoge said. 
She added that the system is 
available to any Macintosh 
computer that can enter the 
campus network, and it is on- 
line 24 hours a day. 

Members of the Washing- 
ton College community who are 
not part of the network should 
contact Tim Kirk at the Com- 
puting Center. The library 
currently has eight working 
terminals. 

Shoge said there will more 
workshops focusing on general 
research and periodical articles 
sometime after the conclusion 
of next week's sessions. 



The less-than- water-tight 
moves of Cecil, Dorchester and 
Talbot houses were repaired. 
Water leakage during heavy 
rains had become a serious 
problem in the dorms, and some 
water damage was beginning 
toshow. Thissummer,theaged 
rooves were completely 
stripped, new roof drains were 
installed, and the leaks fixed. 

The roof surfaces were then 
coated with waterproofing tar. 
After the rooves had been ad- 
equately repaired, Maintenance 
repaired the water damage suf- 
fered by the dorms. 



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Taylor Donates Books to Kerr Collection 



More than 1 ,500 books and 
albums, including some from 
fiction writer Sophie Kerr's 
collection, have been donated 
to Washington College. 

Mary Elizabeth Taylor of 
New York City made the do- 
nation from her collection 
as well as from those of her late 
husband and Kerr herself. 

Taylor, 85, was a distin- 
guished newspaper woman 
with the Associated Press in 
New York and the Courier- 
journal in Louisville, KY. 

She also wrote fiction with 
the encouragement of longtime 
friend Sophie Kerr, an Eastern 
Shore native who lived most of 
her life in New York City. 

Co-executor of Kerr's es- 
tate, along with New York at- 
torney Ferdinand J. Wolf, Tay- 
lor inherited Kerr's personal 
property and her literary rights. 

Taylor's late husband, 



Davidson Taylor, was a broad- 
casting executive and the first 
dean of Columbia University's 
School of the Arts. 

The college already owns a 
large collection from Sophie 
Kerr's library. The most recent 
gift consists of the last of her 
books and a collection of her 
personal memorabilia. 

"There are leatherette- 
bound editions of the books she 
wrote, many books from her 
personal library and five of her 
plays," said William Tubbs, 
Librarian. 

"Also of note is Sophie 
Kerr's scrapbook with notes in 
her hand and letters written to 
her." 

Among the books donated 
from the Taylor library are a set 
written under the Federal 
Writers Project in the 1930s, a 
good collection of early editions 
of 20th century American au- 



thors and several museum 
catalogs on 20th century art. 

Of particular historic value 
is a two-volume set on ento- 
mology, published in 1749, in 
which the illustrations are 
hand-colored, Tubbs said. 

The Taylor gift also in- 
cluded more than 300 record- 
ings, musical scores, antique 
children's books and part of 
Sophie Kerr's collection of 
cookbooks and cat books. 

Taylor also provided the 
college with itemson indefinite 
loan, including her husband's 
radio broadcast of the Allied 
landings on the western coast 
of France during World War II. 

At the time, he was chief of 
radio for William S. Paley's 
psychological warfare division 
ofGen.Dwight D. Eisenhower's 
Allied command in Europe. 




A week-long workshop on college admissions for new secondary school guidance counselors and 
college admissions officers was held recently at the Dana Hall School in VJellesley. Workshop 
coordinator Helen Burke Montague, right, of Dana Hall, welcomes Debbie Smethurst and Brooke 
Frank of Washington College, Chestertown, MD, to the conference. Smethurst and Frank have 
recently joined WC's Admissions Office. 



Counseling 
Cuts 

Tanya Allen 



Staff Writer 

This year the College 
Counseling Service is limiting 
the number of sessions per 
student. According to the new 
policy, students are eligible to 
receive up to 15 sessions per 
year. 

Ifmoresessionsare needed, 
students will have to make 
other arrangements off-cam- 
pus. In comparison to other 
colleges it is actually a good 
deal, as some colleges limit stu- 
dents tol 5 sessions during their 
entire four years of college. 

Washington College's new 
limitations are necessary be- 
cause the Counseling Center 
consists of only 3 part-time 
therapists, who have a total of 
25 hours a week available for 
the entire campus. The Center 
simply doesn't have enough 
time or therapists to see stu- 
dents who need on-going 
therapy. 

TheCenterwillrefer people 
who have medical insurance to 
private practices. Studentswho 
have financial problems or do 
not want their parents to know 
they are in therapy will find 
services available on a sliding 
scale at such places as the 
Family Service in Maryland, the 
Kent County Mental Health 
Clinic, and an in-town group 
called Four Seasons. 

According to Bonnie Fisher, 
the Counseling Center's policy 
is a flexible back-up policy, one 
which they hope they won't 
have to use. In any case, the 
Center will try to accommodate 
students as best they can, and 
will always try to see a student 
within a day or two after they 
make an appointment. Their 
first priority is to students in 
crisissituarions. Appointments 
should be made through Health 
Services, and in an emergency, 
students should contact Secu- 
rity, who will call a therapist, 
no questions asked. 

Inarelated matter, the SG A 
will be forming a task force to 
improve Health Services and 
theCounselingCenter. Anyone 
interested in being a part of the 
task force should contact Tanya 
Allen or Jen Del Nero. 



Chaffin 
Returns 

Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

After a leave of two years, 
Jeff Chaffin, Assistant Librarian 
and Director of Readers' Ser- 
vices, has returned to Wash- 
ington College to resume his 
position. He spent the last two 
years in Rome, Italy directing 
the Rome Center Library for 
Loyola University of Chicago. 

Chaffin said that the uni- 
versity campus in Rome is used 
for those students who spend 
their junior year abroad. He 
was responsible for re-evalu- 
ating the library in an effort to 
improve the campus. 

"The object was to cater to 
an education inside the class- 
room and outside the classroom 
— the outside classroom being 
Europe," he stated. "Fortu- 
nately, I was given the money 
and freedom to do whatever it 
took to get the students in there 
[the library!." 

In an effort to achieve a 
healthy balance between stud- 
ies and the cultural attractions 
throughout Europe, Chaffin 
and the 200 University students 
traveled to different locations 
around Europe by train on the 
weekends, collecting informa- 
tion about popular events. 
When Germany reunified, 
Chaffin went to Berlin to join in 
the celebration. He also visited 
Euro-Disney. 

When his term expired at 
thelibrary,Chaffinmadea two- 
and-one-hal f month trip around 
the world as he made his way 
back to Chestertown. Hevisited 
Egypt, Kenya, India, 
Kathmandu, Hong Kong, Japan 
and Hawaii. To unwind from 
his traveling he spent two 
weeks in a Massachusetts 
Trappist monestary. 

While Chaffin said that his 
return to Chestertown was an- 
ticlimactic, he is happy to be 
home and wants to share his 
experiences with the Washing- 
ton College community. 

"WC has always been 
home/'hestated. "Even though 
we're in a small environment, 
we do have access to the world." 



The Postmaster has an- 
nounced a new postal address 
for Washington College. All 
mail should be addressed in 
the following manner. 

Your Name 
Washington College 
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Arts & Entertainment 



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September 4-12 



Friday 4, Sunday 6-Monday 7 
Film Series: The Player 
Norman James Theatre, 
7:30 p.m. 

Friday 4 

Dance: Oldies from the Oldies 
Sponsored by Alumni Association 
Miller Library Terrace, 
9:00 p.m. -Midnight 

Saturday 5 

Comedian/Singer, 

David Andrews 

Sponsored by Student Activities 

Martha Washington Square, 

8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. 

Monday 7 
Labor Day 
No Classes 

Tuesday 8 

Graduate classes begin 

Tuesday 8-Friday 11 

Sign-up for Rec Sports, 
Casey Swim Center 

Wednesday 9 

Inter-fraternity Council Dinner 
Hynson Lounge, 
6:00 p.m. 

Writers' Union Meeting 
O'Neill Literary House, 
7:00 p.m. t 

Thursday 10 

Caricatures by Ben 
Martha Washington Square, 
ll:00p.m.-l 2:00 p.m. 
Rain location: CAC 
$1.00 

First College Community Chorus 

Rehearsal 
Norman James Theatre, 
7:00 p.m. 
For information call: ( 778) 7837 + 

Hands-Out Meeting 
Hands-Out Room, 
Minta Martin Basement, 
730 p.m. 



Friday 11 

Last day to drop /add classes 

Trip to see Baltimore Orioles vs. 

Milwaukee Brewers 
Camden Yards, game time: 7:35 p.m. 
Free transportation 
Depart 5:00 p.m., CAC 
Purchase tickets at Student Activities 



Saturday 12 

Kent & Queen Anne's Alumni Flea 

Market 
Campus Avenue, 
9:00 a.m.-l :00 p.m. 
Rain Date: September 13 
For information: 778-2800 x-781 1 + 

W. C. Miniature Golf Tournament 

Campus Lawn, 

1:00-5:00 p.m. 

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Shop *n' Golf on Campus 

Don't miss perhaps one of the most exciting weekends at WC 
yet. Saturday,Septemberl2wi]lfeaturetwoexcitingevents: the 
Kent County and Queen Anne's Alumni Chapter Flea Marketand 
the Miniature Golf Tournament. 

The Flea Market, which will be located on the campus lawn 
from 9:00 a.m. from 1 .00 p.m., will have tables selling everything 
that a college student needs to decorate a dorm room as well asan 
off-campus apartment. 

Rain date is September 13, 1992. 

Be sure to get there early to get first pick among the wares. 

As soon as the flea market ends, the campus lawn will 
transform into a miniature golf course. 

Sponsored by the Student Activities Office, students will 
have the chance to show-off their golf abilities and even win 
trophies. 

In case of rain, the course will be moved to the BAJLFC. 

Be part of the action this weekend. Shop 'til you drop, then 
play some golf. 



Student Profile: 
Lisa-Marie Castro 




Lisa-Marie Castro, a twenty-year-old junior and native of 
Tnnidad and Brooklyn, is majoring in biology with a minor in 
psychology. 

Paying for college on her own, Lisa has worked at least thirty 
hours a week at two different jobs as well as taken a full load or 
more of classes, including two science labs, each semester 
Despite long days in required science labs and at work, Lisa has 
maintained her determination to attend medical school to become 
a pediatrician. 

Lisa graduated from Polytechnic High School with a concen- 
tration in science. 

Her awards include the Frederick Douglass Scholarship, the 
William Clayton Scholarshipand the Maryland StateScholarship. 

Lisa has recently received an internship at St. Benedict's 
de OS a P rtment COn ' UnCti0n "'* ** Washin 8 ,on Colle S e psychology 

She will work with severely mentally handicapped children. 

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Attention All Writers: 

Writers' Union Meeting September 9 



All new and returning stu- 
dents are encouraged to attend 
the first Writer's Union meet- 
ing, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in 
the Eugene O'Neill Literary 
House living room. 

Professors Day and 
Wagner of the English Depart- 
ment will discuss general in- 
formation and special events 
concemingthe O'Neill Literary 
House. 

All those who wish to be- 



gin their own publication 
should attend. 

Guidelines concering 
funding for special student 
events and publications will be 
reviewed. 

For those interested in the 
Literary House Press, Michael 
Kaylor will discuss his Fall 
Printing Workshop. 

Former elected leaders of 
the Writer's Union Junta — the 
people who get things done — 



will be present to answer ques- 
tions. 

Elections for this year's 
Junta will be held. 

If you would like to lead or 
simply becomeamember,don't 
miss the year's first Writer's 
Union meeting. 

Be sure to bring plenty of 
ideas and suggestons for this 
year'sevents which will include 
an open reading September 18. 



Review: O'Rourke's "Whores 



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Rachaej Fink 



St a ff Writer 

Parliament of Whores: A Lone 
Humorist Attempts to Explain the 
Entire US Government 
by P. J. O'Rourke 
published by The Atlantic 
Monthly Press 

Known chiefly as a colum- 
nist for Rolling Stone magazine, 
journalist P. J. O'Rourke 
brought us his unique sense of 
political humor literature sev- 
eral years ago with Modern 
Manners, then Holidays in Hell 
and Republican Party Reptile. 

Now fans of his wit, satire 
and humor have another book 
to exalt. Parliament of Whores, 
published in the middleof 1 991 , 
isfull of O'Rourke's typical style 
of political censure and prom- 
ises which pokes fun at every- 
one in D.C. from the two ruling 
parties to special interest 
groups, and a few who just wish 
they were. 

A conservative Republican 
(as if there was any other kind), 
O'Rourke spares no one in- 



volved in the game of govern- 
ing, including himself and fel- 
low journalists. 

O'Rourke begins by ex- 
plaining "Why God Is a Re- 
publican and Santa Claus Is a 
Democrat," on the last page of 
the preface. 

"God is a ... middle-aged 
male, patriarchal rather than 
paternal ... It is very hard to get 
into God's heavenly country 
club ... Santa Claus is another 
matter. 

He's cute ... nonthrcatening 
... And he loves animals." 

This, he says, is the only 
thing that he is quite certain 
about in connection to the gov- 
ernment. 

Just a quick glimpse at the 
section and chapter titles is 
enough to cause a few snickers. 

For example, he titles the 
section on Congress, the Presi- 
dent and the Supreme Court 
"The Three Branches of Gov- 
ernment: Money, Television 
and Bullshit." 

The Chapter on the Su- 
preme Court is titled "Doing 
the Most Important Kind of 



Nothing." 

The Chapter on the Federal 
Budget, "Would You Kill Your 
Mother to Pave 1-95?" and the 
Savings-and-Loan Crisis, "Set- 
ting the Chickens to Watch the 
Henhouse." 

O'Rourke even proposes 
his own budget plan to solve 
the deficit problem. 

He cuts out "the whole 
energy budget (leaving only 
the Nuclear Regulatory Com- 
mission, because it upsets tree 
huggors)" and recreational re- 
sources (people who can afford 
Winnebagoscanafford national 
park entrance fees)." 

He even cuts some of the 
National Defense budget. "I 
had friends at Kent State, so 
screw the National Guard." 

Parliament of Whores is 
sometimes offensive, some- 
times unrealisticand sometimes 
right on the mark. 

However, its a funny and 
easy read. 

Even for the politically il- 
literate, P. J. O'Rourke brings 
the U. S. government down to 
its laughable, lowly position. 






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Jamison's Arsenal 



George Jamison 



Staff Writer 

I sprinted to buy 
Morrissey's Your Arsenal CD. 

I loved it. 

However, thoseof you who 
know me know that Morrissey 
is my favorite artist of all time. 

I've loved his music when 
he was the lead singer/ 
songwriter for The Smiths. 

I stood by him during his 
messy break-up with them. I 
praised the unpopular begin- 
ning of his solo career. 

And why not? 

His music contains every- 
thing for which a young, 
melancoly fed-up- with-life-like 
individual is looking. 

He sings about depression, 
loneliness, lack of love, prob- 
lems with love, hate of love, 
disgust of "popular" music, 
jealousy, expectations, shot- 
do wndreams,drugs, marriage, 
the press, suicide and the royal 



family. 

That is why Your Arsenal 
is the epitome of Morrissey's 
work. In fact, it is one of his 
better releases. 

It took me three listening to 
full grasp the incredible power 
that he displays. 

When I did it was well 
worth the wait. 

Having hear the first re- 
lease, "We Hate it When Our 
Friends Become Successful," on 
the radio, it was a wonderful 
addition to a great summer. 

Yet knowing that I missed 
out on the rest of the disk is a 
disappointment. 

There is a song here for 
everyone, even those of you 
who do not like Morrissey. It 
would just take time for you to 
reflect and find it. 

While I amat it, Morrissey's 
other CD's, Kill Uncle, Viva 
Hate, and Bona Drag are also 
worth the money. Also check 
out The Smiths, too. Later. 



Send all meeting and event 
announcements to Jennifer Reddish, 
A&3£ editor through Campus Mail 



First Chorus Rehearsal 



The College Community 
Chorus, under the direction of 
Kathy Mills, will have its first 
practice this Thursday at 
Norman James Theatre in Wil- 
liam Smith Hall at 7 p.m. 

The group, which includes 
students, faculty, staff and 
community, meets every 
Thursday from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. 
at Norman James Theatre in 
William Smith Hall. 

The fall practices will 
culmunate into a Christmas 
concert on December 12 at 
Norman James Theatre. 



It will feature classical 
pieces by Bach and Monteverdi 
as well as traditional carols and 
folk songs. 

The show's theme will be 
Peace on Earth. 

In the past, they have per- 
formed concerts with themes 
such as Women Composers, 
which celebrated Washington 
College's co-education centen- 
nial and A Night at the Opera, 
which featured choruses from 
various operas. 

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Washington College ELM 



Out with the Old, In with the New 


FACULTY ADDITIONS AND REPLACEMENTS: 




Department 
English 
English 
Education 


New 
Meoghan Byrne 
Mark Cronin 
Joan Ellenhorn 


Replaces 
N/A (New Position) 
N/A 

Rachel Scholtz 
(on leave) 


English 
Psychology 
English 
Philosophy 


Beth A. McCoy 
Kevin McKillopJr. 
Robert Schreur 
Peter W. Wakefield 


N/A 

Andrew Aprill 

N/A 

Robert Anderson 


(sabattical) 
Spanish 


Andres Villagra 


George Shivers 
(on leave) 


STAFF ADDITIONS AND REPLACEMENTS: 




Position 


New 


Replaces 


Director of Graduate 






Program 


Thomas Cousineau 


J. David Newell 


Special Events 
Coordinator 


Jessica Davies 


Marshall Williams 


Coordinator of 






Technical Services 


Jannette Hartley 


temporary 


Director of 






Financial Aid 


Jean Narcum 


Ellyn Taylor Levin 


Director of 






Planning and 






SpecialProjects 


Reid Raudenbush 


Clint Baer 


Assistant Director of 






Admissions 


Deborah Smethurst 


Steve Johnson 


Central 






Services Clerk 


James Somers 


Tamara Allspach 



Buildings & Grounds Works 
to Keep Trees Healthy 



J. Tarin Towers 

Editor-in-Chief 

Five trees were cut down 
over the summer and removed 
from the Washington College 
campus. 

One elm, behind William 
Smith Hall, was infected with 
Dutch elm disease and was 
dying rapidly. 

The tree was removed to 
prevent the disease from 
spreading. 

Three sugar maples were 
removed from the property ad- 
joining Campus Avenue. The 
area haspoordrainageand was 
too wet for the trees. 

An additional maple, 
which was dying of an unspe- 



cific cause, possibly old age, was 
removed from in front of Minta 
Martin dormitory. 

Reid Raudenbush, director 
of the college's physical plant, 
said the rash of tree removal is 
not an indication of unhealthy 
plant life. 

The area along Campus 
Avenue will be replanted with 
trees,likered maples, thatadapt 
to wetter conditions. 

Andtheremainingelmson 
campus have been treated by 
Elms Ltd. of Raleigh, N.C. 

A new pressure-injected 
plant serum, used to prevent 
Dutch elm disease, is the latest 
tactic being used nationwide to 
preserve elm trees. 

Other trees that have been 



removed include about a dozen 
loblolly pines, which were part 
of the landscaping project com- 
pleted this spring. 

They did not adapt well to 
transplanting, Raudenbush 
said. 

"We will continue to re- 
plant with the largest replace- 
ment-caliber trees that we can 
afford," he said. 

The college plans to con- 
tinue its reforestation project, 
keeping the trees on campus as 
healthy as possible. 

When the campus was in- 
spected by Elms Ltd., its trees, 
including the remaining elms, 
seemed to be strong and 
healthy, Raudenbush said. 



Davies Replaces 
Williams as Special 
Events Coordinator 



Jessica Davies, a native of 
San Antonio, Texas, has been 
appointed Special Events Co- 
ordinator at Washington Col- 
lege. DaviessucceedsMarshall 
Williams, who stepped down 
from the post to pursue a doc- 
torate in dramaturgy at Yale 
University. 

In announcing the ap- 
pointment. President Charles 
H. Trout said, "We aredelighted 
to have Jessica Davies join the 
Washington College commu- 
nity. She brings a substantial 
knowledge of the arts and a 
keen sense of organization to 
the position." 

A graduate of Trinity Uni- 
versity in San Antonio, Texas, 
Davies previously has worked 



with several performing arts 
groups including the San Anto- 
nio Shakespeare Festival, the 
San Antonio Performing Arts 
and a joint venture with the 
Holland Festival of Early Mu- 
sicin Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

Her experience also in- 
cludes fundraising, volunteer 
management, performing, and 
"DJ-ing" at a classical radio sta- 
tion. 

As a Special Events Coor- 
dinatorat the college, herduties 
will include publishing the 
monthly calendars, overseeing 
all special events on campus 
and working closely with com- 
munity groups who use the 
campus facilities. 




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Telephone Update 



.Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

The Department of Tech- 
nical Services and the Com- 
puting Center Staff have been 
busy instituting one of the most 
far-reaching changes to student 
life in recent history, one that 
has the potential to affect every 
student living on campus: the 
new phone system. 

Each dorm room will have 
phone hook-up capabilities, 
and all students will be able to 
plug in a phone that will serve 
as an extension. For a $25 fee, 
all students will also have long- 
distance service. 

In the past, many dorms 
had only enough capabilities to 
operate phones for the R A staff 
and a fewothers;other students 
who wanted a private line had 
io spend about $150 for a C&P 
hook-up. Students who de- 
pended on hall phones often 



had difficulties in findinga free 
phone or receiving messages 
taken by dorm mates. 

All campus offices and 
dorm rooms will have a four- 
digit extension assigned to 
them. From on campus, simply 
pickupthephoneanddial those 
four digits; from off campus, 
dial 778 plus the extension 
number. There is no need to 
use 778-2800 to reach parties 
whose extension is known.This 
means that the bulk of calls can 
bypass the switchboard. 

According to Earl Savage, 
Director of Techical Services, 
the phones were placed in 
dorms so that students could 
easily reach Security (ext. 7810). 
It also serves the needs of pro- 
fessors who need to reach stu- 
dents. 

Telephones hookups 
should all be active within the 
next week, according to Com- 
puting Center personnel. 



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business-homes and six houses 
on High and Cross Streets, ac- 
cording to the Kent County 
News. 

This year, due to the tre- 
mendous efforts of 34 fire 
companies, the destruction was 
limited to two buildings. Fire 
departments from as far away 
as North East, MD; Dover, DE; 
and Cape St. Claire in Anne 
Arundel County, MD re- 
sponded to the blaze. 

One year ago this week, 
September 2, the Eliason Build- 
ing at 110 Cross Street was 
gutted, again due to a supposed 
electrical fire. The building 
housed the studio for Actors' 
Community Theatre, as well at 
T-Line Enterprises and Blue 
Heron Kitchen. 

According to Vince 
Raimond, producer of ACT, 
both fires occurred the after- 
noon of the Fireman's Picnic. 

Although the fire was "un- 
der control" by 6:18 p.m. Sat- 
urday, the blaze was not out 
until early Sunday. 



Buffy: A Woman of 
the Nineties 



Lelia Hynson Dies 



Philanthropist Lelia 
Hodson Hynson, a long-time 
resident of Scarsdale, NY (from 
1925 to 1992), died in her home 
on July 15. She was 93. 

As Hynson was a strong 
supporter of the arts and edu- 
cation and a lifelong civic 
leader, the Lelia Hynson Pa- 
vilion in Washington College's 
Wilmer Park is named for her. 

Daughter of Sara Payne and 
Colonel Clarence Hodson, 
founder of the Beneficial Cor- 
poration of Wilmington, DE, 
Hynson was born October 12, 
1948, in Baltimore, MD. She 
spent her early years on the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Hynson graduated from 
the Baldwin School, Bryn 
Mawr, PA in 1918. In Novem- 
ber of 1 920, she married Lauren 
Rogers of Laurel, MS. He died 
in July of 1921. In October 
of 1924, she married Rogers' 
Princeton classmate and friend, 
James N. Hynson, who died in 
September twenty years later. 

Hynson was a founding 
member of the Scarsdale Unit 
of the Junior League of New 
York. She served on the board 
of the Westchester Council of 
Community Services, the 
Scarsdale Public Library, the 
Scarsdale Foundation and was 
a member of the Scarsdale 
Auxiliary of White Plains Hos- 
pital Medical Center. 

She was a trustee of the 
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art 
(Eastman Memorial Founda- 



tion) from its inception in 1922 
until 1979, at which time she 
was elected trustee emerita. 

Hynson served as a mem- 
ber from 1953 to 1974 on the 
Board of Visitors and Gover- 
nors of Washington College. 
She became emerita in 1 974 and 
received anhonorary doctorate 
from the college in 1975. 

A member of the National 
Society of Colonial Dames of 
the State of New York from 1938 
on, she served on the Board of 
Managers and was elected to 
the National Roll of Honor for 
Service. 

Also a sports enthusiast, 
Hynson was a member of the 
Fox Meadow Tennis Club of 
Scarsdale, NY, the American 
Yacht Club, Rye, NY and the 
Colony Club of New York. 

Hynson belonged to All 
Hallows Episcopal Church, 
Snow Hill, NY. 

She is survived by three 
daughters, including Anne 
Hynson of Scarsdale, NY, Sally 
Hopkins of BaltimoreandMary 
Thuroczy of Hampton, NJ, as 
well aseight grandchildren and 
12 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services in Lau- 
rel and Scarsdale will be an- 
nounced at a later date. In lieu 
of flowers, the family requests 
donations to her memory be 
sent to Washington College or 
to the Lelia Hynson Memorial 
Fund, Lauren Rogers Museum, 
Fifth Avenue, Laurel, MS. 



Dr. Beverly Wolff, visiting 
assistant professor of English, film 
buff and amateur film critic, taught 
last year's Introduction to Film 
class. She is interested in starting 
an informal film discussion group 
for Monday evenings. 

Luke Perry's character, 
Pike is my idea of a truly 90's 
man. He plays the guitar; he 
has a job, he's well-spoken, he 
cleans up to go to a dance — 
and he really shouldn't drink. 
But most of all, he recognizes a 



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Wolff 



woman of value when she 
shows her stuff. 

Even as a Valley Girl, Buffy 
is not afraid to confront Pike 
and his buddy, but when the 



"Koon," from pg. 3 

doned its one-time partisan al- 
lies, how can it maintain any 
amount of credibility in the re- 
gion? How do Iraqi generals 
know that they will receiveany 
more assistance than the others 
the administration has encour- 
aged to rebel against Hussein? 
Clearly, they cannot be sure of 
this, which is precisely why 
none of them will dare to move 
against Hussein. 

Bush has reiterated that he 
does not support the partition 
of Iraq. If he were to support 
Kurdish autonomy then that 
would anger Turkey. If he were 
to support Shiite autonomy, 
then that would strengthen Iran 
andangerour Araballies. Once 
again, Bush seems stuck be- 
tween a rock and a hard place 
and no trace of the "vision 
thing" isevident in thedecision 



going gets tough, we don't see 
Buff/s soft side. She is who she 
is: she can rescue Pike with 
tact, leave him to sleep in her 
living room while she tends to 
her own wounds, and still as- 
sure him that she really doesn't 
like to lead when they dance. 
To his credit, Pike says he 
doesn't like to lead either — 
and they maneuver just fine on 
the dance floor. 

For her part, Kristy 
Swanson plays Buffy's double 
role with a charm that manages 
to keep both her fluffy brain 
and her kick-boxing feet from 
being too obnoxious. My fa- 
vorite lines in the film are be- 
tween Pike and Buffy. He tells 
her,appreciatively, "You're not 
like other girls." She replies, 
"Yes, I am." Each female has 
the capacity to be the "chosen 
one." It takes a real male to 
recognize that; vampires never 
do. 



to block Iraqi aircraft. The 
American government seems 
more concerned with what 
Kuwait wants than what the 
American people want. 

American policy should be 
an active and vital force in the 
region, working through 
affirmation rather than a te- 
dious and wasteful succession 
of contradictory "thou shalt 
nots." American policy is 
guided by either fear of Iran or 
fear of Iraq or both. What is 
needed is policy determined not 
by fear, but by our national in- 
terest. Forfortyyears, paranoia 
has been the overriding deter- 
minant of American foreign* 
policy. It is now time for a new 
generation of Americanpatriots 
to take up the reigns of power 
and move decisively for peace 
and disarmament not only in 
the Middle East but the entire 
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Head Coach of Crew 
Goes To World 
Championships 

Melissa Harmeyer 



Staff Writer 

Mike Davenport, the Head 
Coach of the Washington Col- 
lege Crew Team traveled to 
Montreal, Quebec this summer 
as a team leader for the United 
States World Championship 
Team. 

The World Championship's 
is an event that occurs every 
year in a different area of the 
country. Since 1992 was an 
Olympic year, only the light- 
weights and the juniors {18 
years and under) attended the 
Championships, while the 
others were sent off to 
Barcelona, Spain for the Olym- 
pics. 

Davenport's job as a team 
leader dealt with the manage- 
ment of the United States team. 
He overlooked each team, 
making sure they were at the 
right place at the right time and 
also checked up on the coaches. 

Both leaders and rowers had 
to go through a selection pro- 
cess before they were chosen to 
be a part of the United States 
World Team. The team leaders 
went before a board after being 
chosen. The top four leaders 



were sent to the Olympics while 
the next four in line went to the 
World Championships. The 
rowers had a year long try out 
that included being tested at 
selection camps. 

The United States team 
consisted of 75 rowers from 
various States. There were two 
rowers from Maryland, neither 
of which were from the Eastern 
Shore. The rowers that were 
chosen were among the very 
best in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. 
came out with four medals, 
which seemed a little disap- 
pointing to some. The U.S. 
rowers did get a thrill from 
beating the Germans in the 
Men's Varsity 8, which also won 
them a gold. Davenport stated, 
"Beating the Germans was the 
best part of the trip, we were 
tired of hearing the German 
anthem." 

We hope to see some Wash- 
ington College men and women 
compete in the World Cham- 
pionships. Anyone can still 
learn to row, just see Mike 
Davenport. His coaching abil- 
ity has reached world champi- 
onship level and Washington 
College is very proud to have 
him represent us. 



Rec Sports Underway 



Rec Sports hits the '92 in- 
tramural season running! 
Quite a few things are taking 
place all of next week so The 
Bleacher Creatures advise you 
jump on it right away. 

Registration for Flag Foot- 
ball, Aerobic Dance, and Soccer 
for women canall be taken care 
of at Dennis Berry's office in 
the swim center. If you're in- 
terested in enteringyourdorm, 
hall, or whatever, get your R. A. 
to assist you. 

There is also a Club Sports 
Association Meetingon the9th 
of September at 8 p.m. It will 



be dealing with funding, 
scheduling, and any new ath- 
letic interest (We guess). And 
don't ask us where it is. Ask 
Dennis- he failed to inform us 
on this one. This is a good way 
to bring new sports to the cam- 
pus as any creative and insight- 
ful ideas are welcome. Hey, so 
if it's professional ice curling 
that floats your boat, this is the 
way to bring it to campus. 

Plus, from what we hear, 
Dennis has enough money to 
do anything you want! So get 
in touch with himor Matt Boyle, 
his assistant, early next week. 



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Women's Volleyball: 
What's in Store for 92? 



Tyler "Fish" McCarthy 



Staff Writer 

The expectations are high 
for the Shorewomen's Volley- 
ball program this year as last 
season the team had a winning 
record of 22-18 and only hope 
to do better in '92. The loss of 
some very valuable seniors 
from the '91 squad may be their 
toughest obstacle to overcome 
but, the women have high 
hopes that the 7newly acquired 
freshmen this year will quickly 
fill their shoes. These gradu- 
ated seniors include three time 
A1I-MAC Laura McClellan and 
fellow teammate Theresa 
Sganga, an All-Cheseapeake 
player. 

Coach Fall expects thisyear 
to be very interesting. Like all 
fall sports, the Shorewomen 



were back a week early run- 
ning double and sometimes 
triple practice sessions. Coach 
Fall has a good grasp on who 
will be starting in the rotation 
and who will have the biggest 
impact on the upcomingseason. 
She had two adjectives to de- 
scribe this years team, "Young 
and Talented." Coach Fall be- 
lieves that the key to how well 
this year's team does depends 
upon how quickly the team 
matures. 

The Shorewomen will be 
lead by the three captains Julie 
Dill, Mirian Desser,and Beverly 
Diaz. Coach Fall says that these 
women have the stability to lead 
the way for freshmen Jennifer 
Dixon, Michelle Chin, Co urtney 
Myers, Amanda Barnes, Nikki 
Goenaga, and Mariah Geissler. 

Coach Fall also has her 



hopes set for the future. They 
had a very successful year for 
recruiting and hope that they 
will have another good recruit- 
ing year for the 1993 season. 

When asked about the atti- 
tude of the team for the upcom- 
ing 1992 season Laura Heidel 
answered, "We not only have a 
lot of talent but also a lot of 
committed and spirited play- 
ers." Beverly Diaz also added, 
"We may be a young team but 
all of our opponents are in for a 
tough hall." 

The women will be playing 
their first match next Wednes- 
day, September 9th against 
Notre Dame followed by a 
tournament at Gettysburg the 
weekend of the 11th through 
the 13th. We look forward to 
your support in the 1992 
Women's Volleyball season! 




This year's volleyball unit will miss the patented Sganga hammerings such as this one. They will be 
looking for the potpourri of incoming freshmen to fill the void. 

Mangan Named Assistant 
Lacrosse Coach at Washington 



Terry Mangan, a 1988 
graduate of Roanoke Col- 
lege, has been named an as- 
sistant lacrosse coach at 
Washington College. 
Mangan is replacing Jim 
Townsend, who left this 
summer after two years of 
service, to become the Head 
Coach at Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute in Troy, 
New York. 



The Lake Ronkonkoma, 
New York native joins the 
Shoremen coaching ranks after 
serving two seasons as the head 
coach at Archbishop Spalding, 
a school near Annapolis, 
Maryland. Mangan's leader- 
ship helped in turning around 
a Spalding program that was 
on the decline and last season 
they finished with a respect- 
able 7-6 record. After graduat- 



ing from college, Mangan re- 
turned to his old high school , 
Sachem, and served as an assis- 
tant coach for two years. 

Whileat Roanoke, Mangan 
played on four teams thai 
qualified for the NCAA Divi- 
sion Three Championship 
Tournament. In his senior year, 
Mangan played goalie for a 
squad that advanced to the 
National Semi-Finals. 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



11 



September 4, 1992 



Soccer Turned a Few 
Heads Last Weekend 



Jason Ronstadt 

Staff Writer 

With the insurgence of 
twenty new players to the now 
twenty-five man roster of the 
Washington College soccer 
team, it has been relatively easy 
for player and spectator alike to 
forget the past and look ahead 
to a bright new future. It is this 
enthusiasm which both excites 
and frightens coach Todd 
Hclbling, who hopes that ex- 
pectations won't skyrocket too 
high and too quickly for such a 
young Shoremen squad. ' 

Said Coach Helbling, "Our 
team is deep in talent, but it still 
may take a while for the 
younger guys to learn our sys- 
tem and adjust to the level of 
competition." Along with the 
help of the new assistant coach, 
Jack Schaefer, hailing from 
Bethany College in West Vir- 
ginia, Todd hopes this task will 
be conveyed with greater ease. 
Jack has proven to be not only a 
good coach but also a good 
enthusiast for the team. 

But while coach Helbling 
intelligently plans to tackle one 
game at a time it remains hard 
for the rest of the W.C. commu- 
nity to contain it's optimism, 
especially after the results of 
last weekend's marathon 
scrimmages, which pitted the 
Shoremen against Catonsville 
Community College, Goldey 
Beacon College, and Chesa- 
peake College. 

Washington emerged vic- 
torious in two out of the three 
scrimmages, besting Chesa- 
peake 3-0, and Goldey Beacon 
1-0. Even the 2-1 loss to 
Catonsville proved to bea hard 
fought battle which could have 
gone in either teams favor. All 
tolled, the Sho'men scored only 
one less goal in the three games 
this past weekend than in all of 
last season. And while the three 
meetings were only classified 
as scrimmages, the results have 
many a Shoremen soccer fan 
feeling good about the team's 
chances in the ensuing season 
opener at Lebanon Valley to- 
morrow. 

But don't miss the home 
opener next Thursday as the 
fighting Sho'men, the team that 
may producequitea few Newt's 
Players of the Week (if The 
Vaughnster and The Bird Man 
see some cash and free brew 
coming their way), take on 
Lancaster Bible at 4 p.m. sharp 
at Kibler Stadium. Good seats 
are still available at the box of- 
fice. 



It's just one game at a 

time this season. We 

have promising talent 

hut lack the 

experience at this 

point in the season. 




Head Coach Todd Helbling 



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Hey, Mutha Scratchas, over here!! INYERFACE!! The 
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already stricken the caps court. Now, we all know that caps 
isn't really a sport. Shaaah. . . As If. . . Caps not a sport. 
Come on guys, this is Washington College, where men have 
played caps on the varsity level for years or, as "The Bird 
Man" puts it, "Where the men are men and the sheep are 
nervous!" Ex-squeeze me? Baking Powder? 

Actually, no sports heroes have emerged this week 
because no competitive action took place. But, we have a 
tradition to carry on and this damn space to fill every week 
so we had to pick someone. And what better way to spend 
the space but on a fine caps player who goes by the name of 
Jay "I'm goin to Sizzler" Devlin. That's right ladies and 
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year, has continually showed he fearless attacking style out of the cage. Aided by a new offensive strike he hopefully will be tested much less 

than last year. 



Jay Devlin: NEWT's Player of the Week 



Spring 



Results 



Men's Lacrosse 
10-4 

Women's Lacrosse 
3-8 

Baseball 
12-16 

Softball 
1-14 

Men's Tennis 
20-3 

Women's Tennis 
13-6 

Men's Rowing 
13 

Women's Rowing 
11 



Lax Hires 

New 
Assistant 

See Article, pg. 10 



Coach 
Davenport 

Rows 
Through 

the 
Summer 

See Article, pg. 10 



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Volume 63, Number Three* September 11, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Groundbreaking for New Academic 
Building Slated for Summer 1993 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Architects from the 
firm of Tai Soo Kim Part- 
ners of Hartford, Conn., 
visited ca mpus Wednesday 
to present their current 
plans to the faculty for the 
Daly Academic Building 
and the renovations of 
William Smith Hall. 

Whit Inglehartand Tai 
Soo Kim discussed current 
developments in the plan- 
ning of Daly, while Peter 
Doo displayed elevations 
of the plans for Smith. 

The Daly Building will 
have four levels, all of 
which are handicapped- 
accessible. 

Thebasement level will 
house the Computing Cen- 
ter, including the lab, ad- 



ministrative offices, the main- 
frame housing and the techni- 
cal repair office. A faculty 
workspace will be added to the 
Computing Center in Daly; 
there is not an adequate 
equivalent in Ferguson (the 
Computing Center's Current 
location). 

Central Services will possi- 
bly be split into two levels upon 
relocation to Daly. Bulk mail- 
ing functions and other heavy- 
duty operations are slotted for 
thebasement, while the day-to- 
day mailings and xeroxing will 
occupy the first floor. 

Other offices moving to the 
first floor include the Faculty 
Lounge (currently inSmith) and 
Student Affairs (currently in the 
Casey Academic Center). Two 
classrooms and five faculty of- 
fices with secretarial space are 
also slated for first-floor space. 

Student Affairs' current 



space will be occupied by some 
Foreign Language offices. 

The second and third floors 
will be similar in layout, each 
housing six classrooms and 10- 
11 offices. On the second floor, 
a student lounge is planned, 
and a similar space will be oc- 
cupied by a student/faculty 
workroom on the third floor. 

Appearance-wise, the 
building is brick, with two 
stairways jutting out from the 
front facade and surrounded 
by glass cylinders with lanterns 
at the top. The main floor cen- 
ters around a courtyard-type 
lobby, which is continued to 
the ceiling of the structure by 
anopen-airatriumencircledby 
balconies on the second and 
third floors. 

There will be large bay 
windows on the rear facade to 

see "Architects," pg. 5 



Three WC Freshmen 
Injured in Car Accident 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

Freshmen Ian McVeigh, 
Mark Murphy and Erin 
Downes were injured last Sat- 
urday when the Nissan Path- 
finder they were traveling in 
hydroplaned and then flipped 
on a stretch of route 64 near 
Richmond, VA. Also present 
in the car was Murphy's girl- 
friend, a student at Williamand 
Mary College in Williamsburg. 

According to McVeigh, he 
and Downes drove to 
Williamsburg Friday night with 
Murphy to visit his girlfriend. 
On Saturday, the four drove to 
Charlottesville to meet several 
students at the University of 
Virginia and watch the football 
game against the University of 
Maryland. 

After the game, they left to 
return Murphy's girlfriend to 
William and Mary before 
coming back to Chestertown. 
The accident occured between 
6:00 and 6:30 p.m. while they 
were en route to Williamsburg 
during heavy downpours. Al- 
cohol or drugs were not a factor 
in the accident. 

McVeigh said that he and 
Downes were both asleep in 



the backseat when the Path- 
finder that Murphy wasdriving 
hit a large puddle of water and 
began to hydroplane. As the 
vehicle slid into the guardrail, 
McVeigh awoke and braced 
himself while it flipped four 
times, landing upside down. 
Downes was thrown ten feet in 
front of the Pathfinder. 

Several witnessesin nearby 
vehicles stopped to help the 
students, including one doctor 
who tended to Downes. 
McVeigh said that he was 
pulled out of the car along with 
Murphy and his girlfriend be- 
fore the paramedics arrived on 
the scene. He added that the 
passengers, all of whom were 
conscious, were told to lie down 
so that they could be covered 
with blankets and umbrellas. 

McVeigh and Murphy's 
girlfriend were transported to 
Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He 
was treated for a contusion of 
the thigh, and the unidentified 
William and Mary student 
suffered a broken wrist and 
received some stitches in her 
knees and elbows. They were 
both released early the next 
morning. 

Do wnesand Murphy, who 
arc roommates, were taken to 



the Medical College of Virginia 
at Virginia Commonwealth 
University from the accident 
site. Downes was treated for 
gashes in hislegs, back and face. 
He was also released early 
Sunday morning. 

Murphy sustained three 
fractures in his vertebrae and 
had stitches in his ear and face. 
McVeigh added that Murphy 
will be required to wear both a 
neck and back brace until his 
injuries heal. 

"I thought we were dead," 
McVeigh said. "It's unreal that 
I cameout of an accident of that 
caliber with a couple of 
scratches and a hurt leg." 

Both McVeighand Downes 
returned to Maryland together, 
while Murphy, who was not 
released by Wednesday, re- 
mained at the hospital. 
McVeigh was able to attend 
classes this week and hopes to 
continue playing for the base- 
ball team as soon as his leg heals. 

He said that Downes, who 
has been recuperating at home, 
is expected to attend classes 
today or next Monday. 
McVeigh added that he did not 
know when and if Murphy will 
return this semester. 



Boyer, Nelson Join 
WC Class of 1992 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Ernest Boyer, in his key- 
note address to those assembled 
at Fall Convocation last Thurs- 
day, called for "diversity and 
cultural cohesion at the same 
time." 



cycle; the use of symbols 
(language) in communica- 
tion;artandculture;a sense 
of time and the use of 
memory; the formation of 
groups and institutions; 
humanity's integration 
with the rest of nature; the 
need and desire to work 




Constance Pope, recipient of three awards at Fall Convocation 



Boyer delivered his speech 
after receiving the Honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters de- 
gree, the highest honor Wash- 
ington College can bestow on 
any person. Hequipped that he 
was the latest addition to the 
Class of '92 - "the Fall Class, 
that is." 

"Conformity," said Boyer, 
"denies us the sacrednessof the 
individuality that makes us 
truly humane." He insisted, 
however, that instead of em- 
phasizing the differences, we 
should concentrate on those 
things which all humans have 
in common. 

Naming eight key charac- 
teristics which all people share 
formed the basis of his speech. 
Boyer included the basic life 



(consisting of production 
andconservation);and the 
belief that all people are 
searching for a larger pur- 
pose. 

"With all the divisions 
and separations in our 
world today," said Boyer, 
"this is the glue that holds 
us all together. It is here 
that the spirit of commu- 
nity can be formed. 

Boyer, a lifelong edu- 
cator, advocates the study 
oflanguagcaspartofacore 
curriculum. Along with 
components of language 
such as composition, ex- 
pository writing and oral 
discourse, he stresses a 
See "Convocation," 

Pg- 4 



Koon on Social Security, see 
Pg. 3 



Inside 



Car Theft, see pg. 4 



Summer Conferences, see pg. 4 



Shepherd's Song, see pg. 7 



September 11, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Fresh Victims 

I've been lucky, I guess. I'm one of three out of every four women who hasn't 
been raped. So far (knock on wood), I've been on the positive side of the statistics. 
If you didn't do the math, let me spell it out: One out of every four women israped 
sometime during her life. Twenty-five percent. Look around you at the lunch 
table, folks. Count off like in gym class: one, two three, four... 

Who's the one? Which one of you, or your classmates, or your hallmates, has 
already been raped, or is going to be raped? 

Forgive me for not citing my source. I've read it in every women's magazine 
that's thought to address the issue. Of course, some measure it higher. So many 
rapesaren't reported that they cannot become statistics, so they raise the count to 
fully a third. Or more. 

Nice, clean, safe Washington College is not immune. There's a nifty law 
which applies to all college security departments, requiring them to issue a report 
annually. This report must contain, among other things, statistics of on-campus 
instances of all violent crimes reported to them. 

For those of you who haven't read the Student Handbook yet, let me sum up 
these statistics: no murders, no robberies, no car thefts, no rape, two aggravated 
assaults and 12 burglaries. 

Let me remind you that these are the crimes REPORTED to Security. 

Let me also remind you that very few instances of rape are stranger rapes. 
Not to say that's a zero, cither. For those underclassmen not present in the spring 
of 1991, let it be known thai a stranger rape did occur that year, on campus. 

1 don't want to turn the woman in question into a statistic, or worse yet, an 
example. I'm just saying it happens, watch your back, and don't take your 
personal safely lor granted. 

Especially with guys you know. Most rapes are what is called acquaintance 
rape, or date rape. Something everyone hears about, and no one, seemingly, pays 
any attention to. 

Let me give you another statistic. In the January 1992 issue of the journal of 
American College Health, it was reported that of women in the college age group, 
one out of four of them HAD BEEN RAPED by SOMEONE SHE KNEW 

Date rape is something not reported to authorities, most often; and it's that 
same something that may just pull that first statistic up to 33 1/3. 

The court process aside, in a campus with blinders on regarding the quantity 
of sexual assault each year, perhaps each weekend, it can be difficult to get the 
nerve to report a crime of this intensity. But it needs to happen so that the problem 
can be addressed as a physical, not imagined one. 

WHY? Why don't smart women report what they know isa violation of every 
right they have? Because of what will be said to them? 

"She asked for it /she meant yes /she was dressed for it/she wanted it — "are 
these reasons you would give for why a woman was hit by a car? Then why would 
Iheybevalidexcuses for something 1 consider no less brutal and nomoreher fault? 

Don't forget one of the favorites: "she was drunk/1 was drunk" 

Let me tell you about another nifty law, specific to Maryland and some other 
states: If a woman is drunk, say, to the point of not driving, she is incapable of 
consent, and therefore it is rape. In other words, guys, if you don't have her 
Rational, Conscious permission, forget it. This even stretches to heavy prescrip- 
tion drugs. 

According to a 1988 Ms. Magazine survey, 75 percent of men and 55 percent 
of women who were involved in a date-rape situation were using alcohol or other 
drugs prior to the crime. 

True, there are things both parties can do to protect themselves. A really easy 
rule to remember is, if you can't trust 'em by day, then don't trust 'em bynight. This 
goes both ways. Think about it. 

As someone whohas been in a room where she is theminority (meaning I was 
the one women out of 4 who hadn '( been raped), let me pass on a few things: 

• Don't assume he's a nice guy. 

• Although gossip isn't gospel, if you've heard a guy is bad news, he probably is. 

• Never, ever get drunk "with the guys" in their room, alone. There is no strength 
in numbers if you're outnumbered. This can include one-on-one. 

• Never underestimate the power of testosterone over rationality. It happens to 
the best of them, but some just don't know when to stop. 

• Guys: rape is wrong Imagine having someone else's dick shoved in your mouth 
(or worse) while you were just chillin' with friends and drinking. Guys are not only 
not immune to rape, they are more responsible, i.e., it is mostly men doing the 
raping. Therefore it is HIS reposnsibility to make sure that her consent is not only 
legal, but genuine. 

• Bea ware and respect yourself. You become moreof a target the drunker you are 
and the lower your self esteem. 

• Finally: when sex is shared, by mutual consent, it is a matter of trust above all. 
Make sure BEFOREHAND that you're both cool with things. You can't change 
your mind the next morning about what you did the night before, but you can 
prevent it before the fact. 



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Established 1930 

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Photography Editor: Andrew Stone 

m News Editor: Amanda Burt 

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Advertising Manager: Peter Jons 

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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 



To the Editor: 

I have to be honest. After 
reading Ms. Knowlin's article 
on racial diversity at WC, I felt 
like giving myself the prover- 
bial kick in the rear. Recallinga 
similar conversation she and I 
had had two days earlier, I re- 
membered that I had been 
guilty of thinking in the same 
categorically, statistically ori- 
ented mind-set. I too had to- 
taled the number of "new multi- 
racial/ethnic" students at the 
college with glee, as if this were 
the answer to complete diver- 
sification. But honestly, were 
mere percentages ever the 
catalyst in changing opinions 
and creating an evolution in 
thinking? 

What I do know is that it 
only takes one person tomakea 
difference — to have the confi- 
denceand faith in himor herself 
to say "This is me, who I am 
and how I live." If you are such 
an individual, be you black, 
white, Asian, Hispanic, Jew or 
Gentile, please don't forget to 
share your story with those 
whom you are among. For if 
yourbackground is swallowed 
up, we may as well forget the 
rest of history. 

Jessica Aspiazu 
Senior 



To the Editor: 

I would like to thank Dr. 
Beverly Wolff for her article, 
"Buffy: A Woman of the Nine- 
ties" [Sept. 4, 1992]. Now I know 
I was not alone when I left the 
darkened theater this summer 
thinking "Buffy, The Vampire 
Slayer" was a feminist movie. 
Finally, a vampire movie where 
all the females are not victims. 
In fact, the first to bear the 
vampire's scar is male! 

Thecharacter Buffy proves 
to be quite a modem woman. 
Slowly, as her physical skills 
are mastered, we see her emerge 
with new confidence. To the 
movie's credit, Buffy isallowed 
to be both morally and physi- 
cally strong, and yet, still ca- 
pable of retaining her sexual 
identity. One of rny favorite 
scenes involves Buffy and a 
gang'of bikers. She runs out of 
a high school basketball game 
chasing a student vampire. A 
row of bikers and their motor- 
cycles are outside. One male 
shouts, "Hey, how about get- 
ting some real power between 
those legs." Buffy answers, 
"Thank you. I think I will," 
meanwhile knocking him off 
his bike, and drives off in hot 
pursuit of her criminal. 

I agree with Dr. Wolff in 
her praise of Luke Perry's 
character Pike. He is indeed a 
unique male. When she saves 



him from a nasty bunch of 
vampires, he jo Iqngly says, "I'm 
here sa vingyourbutt," but then 
is man enough to admit her 
victory. He knows that she 
alone is the "chosen" one, he 
chooses to help in a secondary, 
supportive role much as Robin 
does for Batman. Buffy's 
friends are not so sympathetic 
about her newfound strength. 
When she flips a friend and 
throws him against a locker for 
slapping her butt, they are 
horrified. Still the lossof friends 
is a burden Buffy chooses to 
accept. She will not defer her 
responsibili ties simply because 
she is not as popular as before. 
"Buffy, The Vampire 
Slayer" was a true summer 
movie gem. I recommend it 
enthusiastically. I hope in the 
futureHollywood will continue 
to produce movies with hero- 
ines I'm proud to root for. They 
are too few and far between. 
Here's one cheer for Buffy. 
Hooray! 

Rebecca Bryant 
Avid Movie Watcher 



In thearticle, "Women's Volley- 
ball: What's in Store for '92," 
that appeared in last week's 
ELM, Miriamjecelin's name was 
misspelled. The ELM regrets 
any confusion that arose as a 
result of this error. 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



September 11, 1992 



Scott Koon: 
Resident Socialist 



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At the Republican National 
Convention, George Bush and 
his party made it clear that they 
want "family values" to be one 
of the chief issues in this Presi- 
dential election year. When 
people speak of families today, 
they usually concern them- 
selves with only two genera- 
tions: people of child rearing 
age, and their children. The 
tendency is to ignore the role 
that people of retirement age 
play in the family. 

Conservatives love to 
blather about how welfare is a 
dis-incentive to both marriage 
and work: they use compelling 
economic arguments to "prove" 
this while simultaneously ex- 
pressing the belief that poverty 
exists in a vacuum. They con- 
tend that poverty is primarily 
due to behavioral factors such 
as drug use and paternal irre- 
sponsibility rather than eco- 
nomic factors such as unem- 
ployment and regressive, anti- 
family taxation policy. 

While conservatives stead- 
fastly refuse to cut Social Secu- 
rity spending, they also refuse 
to offer any explanation as to 
why the real wages of young 
heads of households have de- 
clined so dramatically over the 
course of the past thirty years. 

It was a Democratic Con- 
gress which passed the Social 
Security Act and it was a 
Democratic president who 
signed it into a law. While vir- 
tually every other entitlement 
program is vilified by conser- 
vatives, Social Security is im- 
mune from their wrath. 

This is because older voters 
play a pivotal role in the con- 
servative coalition. Because 
older people vote and younger 
people tend not to vote, the in- 
terests of older people are rep- 
resented and the interests of 
younger people are not. The 
most significant redistribution 



of wealth in America today is 
not from rich to poor but rather 
from young to old. The real 
after tax earnings of house- 
holders aged 15-24 declined 
14% from 1967 to 1988, while 
the real after tax earnings of 
those aged sixty five and older 
rose 35% during the same pe- 
riod. 

In my view, this is prima- 
rily due to a 46% increase in 
SocialSecurityTaxesandal9% 
increase in average Social Se- 
curity benefits. Table A shows 
the relationship between the 
real incomes of 1 5-24 year olds, 
the real incomes of those sixty- 
five and older and the average 
annual Social Security benefit. 

Social Security taxes are 
especially regressive because 
they are levied at a flat rate 
regardlessof income,and there 
is a limit to the amount of 
earnings to which the tax can 
be applied. This effectively 
shelters the income of wealthy 
wage earners, and of course, 
any income from interest and 
investments are exempt form 
the tax. 

Social Security tax rates are 
also higher for those who are 
self employed, and thisactsasa 
disincentive to small 
businesspeople who pay their 
own wages. Social Security 
taxes are also a strong inhibitor 
of growth in the workforce for 
two additional reasons. 

First, the rate is applied not 
only to the wages earned by the 
employee but to the employer 
as well. This increases the cost 
of labor and therefore prevents 
employers from hiring addi- 
tional workers. 

Second, Social Security 
taxes have the effect of any other 
tax on wages in that they reduce 
after tax income and therefore 

See "Koon," pg. 9 



CAMPUS VOICES 



Given the dormitory crunch, do you think the school has 
done enough to alleviate problems of personal space? 




Absolutely not. I think it is 
ridiculous that people are liv- 
ing in the lounges. It doesn't 
give anyone privacy. They 
should just set up cots in the 
bathrooms. 
Sonja Wilson 
Sophomore 



What personal space? I've 
never had personal space. 
George Jamison 
Junior 



I think the school hasdcalt with 
the problems of personal space 
as well as it could. However, 
better planning in the future 
could avoid these problems 
Dennis Kelt eh er 
Senior 



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...Would have to say my only 
problem is that my room is a 
furnace with only one air-con- 
ditioner that doesn' t even work. 
Faulty air-conditioners produce 
unneeded stress. I only spend 
25% of my time in my room for 
this reason. 
Christian Thornton 
Freshman 



The Student Affairs Office 
worked diligently to find me 
campus housing only a few 
days before the start of the se- 
mester. I don't feel crunched in 
the least. 
Cyndy Brenton 
Senior 



I believe that there exist better 
ways to solve overcrowding 
than placing students in 
lounges. Perhaps sophomores 
with singles can be paired with 
incoming students. This may 
not please everyone, but it's 
either this or get prepared for 
the Master Plan II. 
Chris Goldenberg 
Senior 



Open Forum: Open Closets, Open Minds 



Gehrett Ellis, a senior Hu- 
manities major, is co-president and 
co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian 
Alliance. GALA holds bi-weekly 
discussions concerning gender 
related issues. Meetings are opened 
to all members of the college com- 
munity, and confidentiality is 
guaranteed. 

"Judge not." 

— Andre Gide 

You could say that I am 
definitely one of thelucky ones. 



Last year when I came out of 
the closet, I was fortunate 



Gehrett 
W. Ellis 



enough to be accepted by my 
family and friends. I was not 



disowned, nor did I have to cry 
my self to sleep every nigh t over 
ha vinglost my best friend. Most 
importantly, I was not one of 
the nation's many gay teenag- 
ers whose life ended in a sui- 
cidal manner. I spent the sum- 
mer before my junior year 
learning more about myself as 
a gay man and becoming more 
comfortable with being "out." 
Then, in the fall, I returned to 
Washington College. 

Not to say tha t helpingstart 



our college's own Gay and Les- 
bian Alliance was a mistake, 
but there were many times last 
yearthatlhad doubts. Because 
I was "out," I was subjected to 
many harsh and homophobic 
remarks by my dorm mates. 
People would answer the phone 
saying "homo central," and 
graffiti was plastered all over 
areas of the building. Because I 
wasnotraisedbya homophobic 
or racist mother, I was never 
taught to prejudge the lives or 



appearances of others. There- 
fore, I did not understand why 
people had to be so blatant 
about their hatred. At least, I 
thought, they could keep it to 
themselves. Asof late,because 
of the waveof homophobia that 
is sweeping this country, 1 have 
been feeling very bitter and 
angry towards the people who 
are supposed to be my fellow 
Americans. Many times, I have 

See "Ellis," pg. 9 



September 11,1992 



Washington College ELM 



Brief Beep 



On Thursday, August sixth, Dr. Richard C. DeProspo 
married ErinMurphy,a 1990 graduate ofWashington College, 
at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Their wedding was the 
first ever to be held at the library, the site of "Harriet Beecher 
Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture," an eight- 
week summer conference in which DeProspo participated. 
Present at the wedding were DcProspo's two children from a 
previousman-iage, Amy and Rebecca.and Calvin Forbes, former 
member of Washington College's English department. 

Due to theresignationof Susan Czechowski, the editorship 
of Washington College's yearbook, the Pegasus, is available 
immediately. Anybody interested should submitan application 
to Richard C. DeProspo, Chair of the Board of Publications. 

Congratulations to Tanya Angell Allen, a junior Wash- 
ington College student who received the second prizeof $100 in 
thcannual LyricCol lege Poetry Contest. Allen'spoem, "Mother 
in Storms," was selected from among 900 students throughout 
North America. 

The United Way of Kent County is kicking off its 1992-93 
Campaign on Saturday, September 26, with a Super Stars day of 
games, races, food and fun at Worton Park. Studentsare invited 
to form teams of two to four members to compete in the day's 
Olympics-style events, ranging from foot races and swimming 
(at the Casey Swim Center) to volleyball, archery and frisbee 
golf. Competition begins at 8:00 a.m., and teams must partici- 
pate in at leasteightof the 18athleticevents. Registeryour team 
with Kent County Parks and Recreation by calling 778-1948. 

There will be a referendum on November 3 to vote for 
Question Six, a law protecting a woman's right to reproductive 
freedom which would replace the current restrictive law, effec- 
tive should Roe v. Wade be overturned. To obtain a copy of the 
complete bill, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the 
League of Women Voters of Maryland, 200 Duke of Gloucester 



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Washington College 
hosted over 4,000 peopleduring 
this year's SummerConference 
Program, which was designed 
to promote the college to pro- 
spective students and to pro- 
vide meeting space for adult 
professional programs. The 
conferences were held from 
May 22 to August 14. 

During the ten weeks, 
twenty-seven different pro- 
grams were offered to people 
of all age groups. The pro- 
grams ranged from leadership 
workshops to sports camps. 
The Summer Conference Pro- 
gram not only enriched the 
people whoattended, but italso 
provided jobs for high school 
and college students and cur- 
rent college employees. 

The program generated 
gross revenue of over $400,000 
for Washington College. 

During the summer, the 
college was home to diverse 
groups, including Maryland 
Girls State, a conference in 
which approximately 300 high 
school seniors were invited to 
leam first hand about govern- 
ment. This year Girls State cel- 
ebrated its 15th summer at 
Washington College. 

The annual Pyrotechnic 
Conference was also held at the 



college. Itexplored the chemis- 
try of explosives and was di- 
rected by Dr. John Conkling. 
The conference was attended 
by men and women from vari- 
ous corporations and govern- 
ment agencies. 

The conferences ended 
with a series of sports camps 
sponsored by the Washington 
College Athletic Department. 
The camps gave swimming, 
tennis, lacrosse and soccer les- 
sons. 

The Baltimore Bicycling 
Clubattractedthelargest group 
of the summer with 592 guests. 
Paul D. Kno wles and Mary 
Brown,directorsof the Summer 
Conference Program, said they 
hope to expand the programs 
offeredbydevelopingnewones 
based on the Gifted and Tal- 
ented Summer Centers' Write 
Program. It was discontinued 
due to the budget cuts in the 
Maryland State Department of 
Education. 

Additional plans to create 
a new writing program are be- 
ing pursued by Professor Rob- 
ert Day, and the college is con- 
templating long term contrac- 
tual agreements with several 
other programs. 

Any Washington College 
student who has attended one 
of the Summer Conferences 
should contact Mary Brown at 
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Sansing's 
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Jennifer Waldych 

Staff Writer 

While Washington College 
freshman Dina Sansing was 
visiting her home in Northwest 
Washington D.C. last weekend, 
her car was stolen. The 1991 
Cappuccino Honda Accord was 
parked outside the Sansing 
home when it was stolen be- 
tween 12:30 AM and 6:00AM 
Saturday, September 5th. 

Dina and her mother, As- 
sociate Dean Lucille Sansing, 
were both asleep when the theft 
occurred. 

Police said that although 
92% of automobilesstolen from 
Northwest D.C. are found 
within a week, they are usually 
stripped. Items in the car when 
it was stolen included Wash- 
ington College identification 
and keys, school books, CD's, 
and clothes. Dean Sansing was 
reportedly calm about the theft 
of her daughter's car until she 
learned that her rollerblades 
were in the trunk. 

"Convocation/* from 
pagel 

study of the ethics of communi- 
cation. "It'snot justthecontent, 
but the integrity of whatis said," 
said Boyer. 

Also receiving an Honor- 
ary Doctor of Letters was James 
G. Nelson, who directed Wye 
Institute for 25 years and served 
on WC's Board of Visitors and 
Governors for 10 years. 

Several students received 
annual awards for academic 
excellence: Megan Ward, the 
Fox Freshman Scholarship 
Medal; to both Michelle Cro- 
sier and Renee Rhodes, the 
Alumni Medal (for the sopho- 
more year); and to Constance 
Pope, the Visitors and Gover- 
nors Medal (for the junioryear). 

Inaddition, the Visitorsand 
Governors Scholarship Award 
is given to the rising junior and 
senior who have achieved the 
highest cumulative grade-poi nt 
average. Crosier, Rhodes and 
Pope were all presented with 
this award. Pope, along with 
Jen Del Nero, also received the 
Middendorf Scholarship, 
which is presented annually to 
a rising senior on the basis of 
academic excellence and lead- 
ership. 

The Interfratemity-Soror- 
ity Loving Cups, given to the 
Greek organizations with the 
highest average GPA for the 
group, went to Alpha Chi 
Omega and Kappa Alpha Or- 
der. 



Washington College ELM 



September 11, 1992 



"Architects," from Pg. 1 

continue the open-air feel. The 
basement level features a 
sunken terrace on one side, and 
the walls in that area contain 
lots of windows to allow natu- 
ral illumination of the Comput- 
ing Center. 

Dr. Steven Cades, faculty 
representative to the Board of 
Buildings and Grounds, was 
concerned by thedetailing, that 
it appears "too modem on such 
a classical academic structure." 

Associate Dean Lucille 
Sansing said that despite all the 
glasswork, Daly is "very tradi- 
tional. It's integrated with Bill 
Smith, but if s not a twin — it 
has its own integrity." 

Two of the main concerns 
when planning the renovations 
of Smith Hall are handicapped 
access and fireproofing, both of 
whichare currently below state 
standards. 

The renovations will retain 
the existing wooden stairs and 
provide fire doors at each end 
of the hall way. Some class- 
rooms and offices will open up 
into these fire-doored stair- 
wells. "This has been approved 
by the State Fire Marshall, con- 
sidering that there is no change 
of occupancy, and that this is a 
historic building and it is fully 
sprinklered," said Doo. 

While the external appear- 
ance of Smith will remain un- 
changed, one physical restruc- 
turing will occur in the base- 
ment. The current ramp/cor- 



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This year's Stock Market 
Came begins October 2nd and 
ends December 11th. Players, 
who may be individuals or 
groups of two or more persons, 
use $100,000 in computer 
money to trade NASDAQ 
stocks and stocks listed on the 
New York and American Stock 
Exchanges. 

Stocks bought and sold 
during the ten week period are 
subject to normal brokerage 
fees. Computer printouts 
showing the current value of 
each team's portfolio are pro- 
vided weekly. Instructions and 
game materials are also pro- 
vided. 

There is a $15 registration 
fee per team. Prizes will be 
awarded to the teams who place 
in the top three at Washington 
College. Anyone who is inter- 
ested in playing should call 
Dawn Baker at ext. 7888 by Fri- 
day, September 18th. 



ridor will be flattened out; the rently, plans entail removing 

"basement feel" will be replaced the balcony seating while im- 

partly by turning the rear en- proving the projection booth, 

trance area into a lounge that The balcony would be short- 




Architect's model of the Daly Academic Building, still in the 
planning stages 



opens up onto a courtyard. 

The basement will house 
three classrooms and five fac- 
ulty offices, as well as three 
Audio-Visual rooms. 

On the main floor, there will 
be two classrooms and seven 
faculty offices; the second floor 
is allotted two classrooms and 
six offices, as well as a student/ 
faculty workroom. 

Topping it off on the third 
floor is the math workshop and 
writing lab, as well as a com- 
puter classroom and four fac- 
ulty offices. 

Some of the more major 
changes to Smith may be in 
Norman James Theatre. Cur- 



ened by about half its current 
length, and the Audio-Visual 
booth would run the length of 
the mezzanine. 

This is contingent on 
whether the balcony is original 
to the building. Since it does 
block off part of the bay win- 
dows on either side, Doo feels it 
was probably a later addition 
and can be parted with. 

Before renovations begin, 
it must be determined what the 
most frequent use of Norman 
James will be. It is currently 
assumed that the main func- 
tion will be that of a 140-seat 
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change) and audio-visual 
classroom. 

The current usage includes 
music recitals and drama pro- 
ductions, as well as rehearsal 
space for both. Acoustically, 
said Doo, there is a big differ- 
ence between lecture and mu- 
sical space. "Music/theatrical 
purposes require a reverb rate 
of two beats per second," said 
Doo, "while video/lecture use 
only needs one. 

"We could compromise 
witha level in-between, but that 
would be less than ideal," he 
said. 

It should be stressed, said 
Cades, that all the plans for al- 
location of space are tentative. 
Certain departments are cur- 
rently depicted in certain 
spaces, but it is difficult to say 
now what will appear in the 
final plans for allocation of of- 
fice space. Allusions to room 
draw were made, however, 
when determining which 



member would be assigned to 
which specific office. 

Some considerations in the 
development of the two new 
academic spaces were provided 
by inadequacies in current 
campus structures. 

The seminar rooms in 
Casey, forexample.arefar from 
soundproof. Tai Soo Kim as- 
sured faculty that the walls in 
Daly would go all the way to 
the ceiling, and would be made 
of staggered-stud wallboard. 

The faculty offices in Daly 
are approximately 130 square 
feet, whichisslightlylarger than 
the bigger offices in Ferguson. 

Director of Planning and 
Physical Plant Reid 
Raudenbush expressed hope 
that ground breaking for Daly 
would occur in spring or sum- 
mer of 1993. 

Ferguson, after both 
projects are completed, will 
stand empty and be used either 
for storage or bulldozing. 



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Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 



September 1 1- 20 



Friday 11, Sunday 13-Monday 14 

Film Series: Mediterraneo 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m.. 

Friday 11 

Last day to drop / add classes 

Trip to see Baltimore Orioles vs. 

Milwaukee Brewers 
Camden Yards, game time: 7:35 p.m. 
Free transportation 
Depart 5:00 p.m., CAC 
Purchase tickets at Student Activities 

The Shepherd's Song 
Tawes Theatre, 
8:00 p.m. + 

Saturday 12 

Kent & Queen Anne's Alumni Flea 

Market 
Campus Avenue 
9:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. . 
Rain Date: September 13 
For information: call (778)-7811 

W. C. Miniature Golf Tournament, 
Campus Lawn, 
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Rain location: BAJLFC 

Dance: Zeta Tau Alpha's 
"First Party Back," 
CoffeeHouse, 
9:00 p.m.-l:00 a.m. 
$2.00t 

Wednesday 14 

S.G.A. Petitions due 

For Freshman Class Officers & 

Dorm Senators 
Student Affairs Office 



Wednesday 16 

Lecture: Ecological Economics: 
A Biological Perspective 

By Wolfgang Sterrer, Ph.D. 

Sponsored by McLain Program in 
Environmental Science 

Dunning Hall 

7:30 p.m. 

Thursday 17 

Rehearsal: College Community Chorus 
Gibson, Room 10 
7:00 p.m. 

Second Annual Goodfellow Lecture: The 
Dawning Light of a New Era: 
Women's Quest for Learning in the 
Gilded Age 

By Mart Jo Buhle, Assoc. Prof, of History 
and American Civilization, Brown 
University 

Sponsored by History Department 

Norman James Theatre, 

8:00 p.m. t 

Friday 18 

Referendum Task Force Meeting 
Kent County Public Library, 
7:30 p.m. + 

Open Poetry Reading 
O'Neill Literary House, 
9:00 p.m. + 

Senior Bash Back 

Band: Derry Berry & Alagia 

Martha Washington Square, 

9:00 p.m. 

Rain location: CoffeeHouse, 



Tuesday 15 

Goldstein Program Lecture: 

Election '92: 
Can We Govern Ourselves, 
Douglass Cater 
Hynson Lounge, 
730 p.m. 

Lecture: Elena Figurina, 

Russian painter 
Sponsored by the Arts 

Exhibition Committee 

& Lecture Committee 
Sophie Kerr Room, 
8:00 p.m. + 

Meeting: Writer's Union Junta 
O'Neill Literary House, 
8:00 p.m. 

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Art Exhibit: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Inventions in Tawes Theatre will be open through October 2 

Renaissance Festival, Annapolis Maryland 10:30-7:00 p.m. through October 18 



Saturday 19 
Club Fair 
Cater Walk, 
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Velcro Wall 
Campus Lawn, 
8:00 p.m.-ll :00 p.m. 
Rain Location: BAJLFC 

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 

Othello 

UMBC Shakespeare on Wheels, 

Sponsored by Sophie Kerr Committee, 

Lecture Series, 

and Actors Community Theatre 
Campus Mall, 
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Return of 
the Bub 

Zeta Tau Alpha will hold 
the "First Party Back" tonight 
in the CoffeeHouse. The Bub 
will return as DJ,featuringgreat 
dance tunes from 9:00 p.m. to 
1:00 a.m. 

Admission is $2.00. Com- 
memorative t-shirts are avail- 
able for$10 in MintaMartinl02. 

The alcohol policy is the 
same as last year: beer will be 
available from the W.C. Deli. 
Alcohol is not allowed to be 
brought to the dance. 



Open 
Reading 

The'first poetry reading 
of theyear will be held Friday, 
September 18 at the O'Neill 
Literary House. 

Everyone is invited to at- 
tend and to read. Whether it 
be one's own work or the 
writings of another, the 
reading will give people a 
chance to get back into the 
Washington College literary 
scene. 

Refreshments will be 
served. -_ 



Student Profile: 
Maria Jerardi 




Maria Jerardi seems to personify the word "busy". A native 
of Columbia, Maryland, she graduated from Wild Lake High 
School. Despite her arduous schedule as a Chemistry and 
International Studies major, Maria still finds time for commu- 
nity and campus service. 

Her freshman year she displayed great initiative, beginning 
and chairing the successful charity organization Hand's Out. 
This past year she, with Jen Del Nero and Stephany Slaughter, 

began TargetTutoringwhichhelpedGarnettElementary School 
Students. 

Along with community service, she also served in student 
government and sports. Maria served as Minta Martin's dorm 
senator her freshman year for Minta Martin and as sophomore 
class president, the next. A dedicated sportswoman, she has 
just begun her third field hockey season and coxed crew last 
spring. 

A member a the Junior Fellows, she travelled to Bangladesh 
this past summer where she had an internship at the American 
Embassy. She will venture to Cameroon in Januaryl993. 

In her free time, Maria enjoys roller-blading, bike riding 
and piano playing. Her freshman year she performed in the 
Early Music Vocal Consort and presently has started her third 
performing year with the Norn de Plum Quartet. She is a 
member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the International 
Relations Club. 

Maria's honors include the Maryland Distinguished Schol- 
arship, the George Washington Scholarship and the Johns 
Hopkin'sCrcdit Union Scholarship. She is also the recipient of 
the Fox Freshman Medal and the Hand%ook_of Chemistry and 
Physics Award, She has been on Dean's List and is also a 
member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. 



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Arts & Entertainment 



September 11, 1992 



The Shepherd's Song Plays Tonight 



The recent death of Ryan 
White and announcement of 
Magic Johnson have shown 
America that the threat of Ac- 
quired Immune Deficiency 
Syndrome, A.I.D.S., is real. 
However, many people, espe- 
cially the younger generation, 
have chosen to ignore the risk 



A.I.D.S. and other issues dis- 
cussed in the play will occur 
after the performance in an in- 
formal question and answer 
session. 

The Shepherd's Song, a 
gripping drama, faces 
America's taboos: A.I.D.S., 
crack cocaine and teen preg- 



ingly perfect performances 
stem from research through 
extensive reading, volunteer 
work, and prison visiting. The 
finished work has caused quite 
a stir across the United States. 
Maryland public schools have 
banned the play due to its raw 
languageandgraphicdialogue. 




of contracting H.I.V., the virus 
that causes A.I.D.S. Miscon- 
ceptions concerning "safe sex" 
have sustained many people's 
promiscuous life style. 

The San Quentin Drama 
Workshop's production of The 
Shqjherd's Song which will ap- 
pear this Friday, September 11 
in Tawes Theatre at 8:00 p.m. 
will address the A.I.D.S. ques- 
tion in a strikingly frank man- 
ner. 

Further discussion of 



nancy. The audience witnesses 
a small group of H.l.V. positive 
inmates, in different stages of 
denial who recount their life on 
thestreets. The sessions are led 
by the man known as the 
Shepherd, a recovered cocaine 
addict and H.l.V. victim, who 
teaches his patients how to live 
and stay well despite the dis- 
ease. 

The actors who portray 
these characters give chillingly 
real performances. Their seem- 



"The whole thing is about 
intervention, catching people at 
an early enough age," says 
Cluchey who founded the San 
Quentin Workshop. 

The workshop, formed 
thirty years ago, is known to 
most people through the 
film Weeds. 

Cluchey, a current resi- 
dent of Silver Spring, MD, 
began his theatrical career 
at age 23, starringin Waiting 
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years of a life-sentence without 
the possibility of parole after 
almost receiving the death 
penalty for a flesh would he 
inflicted on a courier he held 
captive during the escape of a 
failed armed robbery. He was 
released by Governor Pat 
Brown and after ten years on 
parole he was pardoned by 
Governor Jerry Brown. 

Cluchey's credits with the 
San Quentin Workshop include 
performance and direction on 
Broadway after warming it up 
at the Arena Stage. He friend 
and mentor Samuel Beckett 
trained Cluchey to become a 
world-renowned interpreter of 
hisworks. Heisalsotherecipi- 
ent of an Obie for David 
Mamct's Edmond and is the first 
American winner of the Italian 
theater critics' PremioCritica. He 
also has two Los Angeles 
Dramalogue Critic's awards in 
writing, directing and acting. 

Perhaps Cluchey describes 
The Shepherd's Song the best. As 
an attempt to "show worlds we 
need to change ... In terms of 
the relationship of A.I.D.S., 
crack and pregnancy, there is 
not better vehicle than this, with 
characters who speak a lan- 
guage thatprovidesabridge. It 
is incumbent for the audience 
to take that message and do 
something with it, not just sit 
on their butts and be gratified." 



Russian 
Impressionist 
To Speak 

OnTuesday, September 15, 
1992 at 8:00 p.m. in the Sophie 
Kerr Room, the Washington 
College Lecture Committee will 
present a lecture by Elena 
Figurina. She will show slides 
of her work as well as discuss 
current Russian visual arts 
movements. 

She also will tour the 
Constance Stuart Larrabee Art 
Center to see and to talk with 
students on September 16. 

Often compared to thegrcat 
impressionists, one critic said 
her work represented "an im- 
mediate naive innocence ... Al- 
though on a formal level, 
Figurina's work may seem re- 
lated to that of Matisse, 
Guaguin, Chagall or the Ger- 
man Expressionists, the artists 
remainsdistinctly individual in 
her representations of the 
world. ... The dissonant colors 
employed by the artist intensi- 
fies the strangeness of the be- 
ings themselves, andof the alien 
worlds they inhabit." 

A resident of St. Petersburg, 
Russia, she will visit the United 
States for only one month. Af- 
ter her visit at Washington Col- 
lege, she will attend the open- 
ings of her one-person show, 
entitled International Images, 
outside Pittsburgh, PA and in 
California, respectively. 



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Renaissance Festival: Mari Jo Buhle: "A Woman's 
a Blast From the Past Quest for Learning 



Want to get off campus? In- 
terested in going to England 
— but lack the grades or 
money to participate in the 
Oxford Junior Year Abroad 
program? Wanttogctoutof 
the 1990s? Then spend a day 
at the Maryland Renaissance 
Festival. 

The festival groundsare 
set up like an English village 
of 1535, with stands of over 
130 craftspeople and mer- 
chants selling jewelry, 
clothing, 3 foot-tall candles, 
crystals, swords, pottery, 
trees, unicoms,dragons, wax 
hands, and so on. You can 
embarrass a friend by hiring 
a "mud man" to grovel nois- 
ily and dirtily at their feet. 

You can find fried 
cheese, mead, turkey legs, 
steak-on-a-stick, men in 
tights, com, peasant bread, 
pickles, apple dumplings, 
imported ales, and lots of 
other sorts of food — many 
of which are unavailable in 
the W.C. Dining Hall, even 
on Wednesday nights. 

You can get a massage, 
have your fortune told, lock 
annoying peers in the vil- 
lage stocks, learn how to 
juggle, play games that test 
your aim and strength, plus 
sell cute friends to a flirta- 
tious pretzel-man — or talk 



to one of the many other actor/ 
vendors also roaming the festi- 
val grounds. You can hear 
madrigals, a recorder troupe, 
minstrels, bagpipe players, 
harpers, and pipe organists; 
plussee fire-eaters, horse tricks, 
comedy, magic, and A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream. 

For more entertainment, 
the continuing story of Henry 
VIII and Anne Boleynis played 
out all day by a troupe of actors 
known as "The Village En- 
semble." 

The festival runs every 
weekend through October 18, 
from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and 
is an even t that really shouldn't 
be missed. Parking is free. To 
get there take Route 50 West 
past Annapolis to Route 450, 
Crownsville exit; take a right 
on Crownsville Road and fol- 
low it for one-and-a-half miles 
to the Fair, which will be on the 
left. 

If you have any Renais- 
sance-period clothing, wear it. 
If you don't have any Renais- 
sance-period clothing, you may 
at least want to wear a silly hat, 
because you will feel slightly 
out-of-placeat the festival if you 
don't look at least a little eccen- 
tric. You can also rent costumes 
inside the gate. Stay on the 
lookout for a sign-up sheet for a 
future culture-van trip. 



Mari Jo Buhle, a distin- 
guished women's historian and 
Associate Professor of History 
and American Civilization at 
Brown University and a 
MacArthurFellow, will lecture 
inNormanJamesTheatreat8:00 
p.m. 

The lecture, The Dawning 
Light of a New Era: Women's 
Quest for Learning in the Gilded 
Age, is sponsored by the Guy F. 
Goodfellow Memorial Lecture 
Series. 

Buhle received one of 31 
so-called "geniusgrants" given 
annually by John D. and 
Catherine T. MacArthur Foun- 
dation. The $290,000 grant, to 
be awarded over five years, 
recognizes her con tribu tions as 



a pioneer in the field of Ameri- 
can Women's history and her 
work with graduate students 
committed to the relatively new 
field of women's history. 

Her own research interests, 
which the MacArthur Fellow- 
ship will permit her to pursue, 
is women's cultural and intel- 
lectual history. She is best 
known for her early book. 
Women and American Social- 
ism, 1870-1920, an award-win- 
ning treatise on women in the 
labor movement that is con- 
sidered a major contribution to 
the literature of the field. She 
recently completed her section 
of a textbook on post-revolu- 
tionary U.S. history, which she 
and three other historians are 



writing for Prentice-Hall, and 
she is finishing the final chap- 
ters of a book on the relation- 
ship between psychoanalysis 
and feminism. 

Buhle started teaching 
women's history at Brown in 
1972, while writing her disser 
tation for the University ol 
Wisconsin in U.S. history. Af 
ter a brief stint at Sarah 
Lawrence, she returned to 
Brown where her warmth and 
enthusiastic teaching made ha 
undergraduate course 
women's history one of the mosl 
popular in the school. Buhle 
has directed more doctoral 
dissertations than anyone els 
in the field of American 
women's history. 



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September 11, 1992 



"Koon," from pg. 3 

reduce the incentive for work- 
ers to seek work. These factors 
have combined with others to 
reduce the rate of growth in the 



rity removes this incentive by 
supplanting the family's tradi- 
tionally supportive role. 

This anti-family program 
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labor force from 1.6% in the 
's to a projected .9% in the 
1990's. 

Social Security taxes are 
also a disincentive to savings. 
Americans save forfew reasons: 
chief among these are the pur- 
chase of a house or a car, educa- 
tion and retirement. Since 
Americans are guaranteed that 
they will receive some income 
upon retirement, this reduces 
the amount that they need to 
save for that expense. This ex- 
plains why Americans save so 
much less now than they did 
before the implementation of 
social Security. 

One fear that is commonly 
'xpressed by young workers is 
:hat Social Security trust funds 
will become insolvent by the 
iime that they retire. This is 
nlikely, as both the executive 
md legislative branches have 
>roven willing to raise taxes to 
ensure that this does not occur. 
In 1967, the SSA projected 
he need to raise the rate of 
'Ocial Security OADSI contri- 
'Utions by 15% by 1988. In by 
1988 the rate of taxation was 
creased by 35%. Given the 
act that the ratio of wage eam- 
rs to retirees is going to de- 
fease sharply over the course 
f the next thirty years, ever- 
is cending tax increases are in- 
evitable. 

The most odious effect of 
*>cialSecurityisthatitdisrupts 
he traditional family like no 
Hher government program, 
traditionally, one of the prime 
easons to have children is to 
la ve someone to rely on upon 
Caching old age. Social Secu- 



fostering the erroneous as- 
sumption that the aged are fi- 
nancially independent in our 
enlightened welfare state. 

This is, of course, not the 
case: the real beneficiaries of 
Social Security are the self in- 
terested politicians and the tens 
of thousands of government 
employees who inefficiently 
preside over a program which 
over the years has become an 
obscenely fetid vessel of vile 
pus spewing its foul ichor upon 
the fair face of our great democ- 
racy. 



"Ellis," from pg. 3 

considered staging "kiss ins" 
in front of the Casey Academic 
Center or covering bulletin 
boards on campus depicting 
same sex couples engaged in 
stages of undress and 
lovemaking. Then, I begin to 
think, is this the approach I want 
to take towards a group of 
young people who are both ig- 
norant and unaware of what it 
is to be gay or lesbian? 

I recall when services at 
Saint Patrick's Cathedral were 
interrupted by members of 
ACT-UP who then proceeded 
to smash communion wafers 
and make pleas for those people 
who were suffering from the 
AIDS virus. Are these methods 
helpful in what I want to ac- 
complish on this campus? No. 

What is the message that I 
want to convey to you, the 
students of Washington Col- 
lege? First of all, being gay is 
not purely in a sexual way. For 
decades, people have only con- 
sidered gays and lesbians to be 
those of us who engage in de- 
viant sexual activities with 
members of the same sex. While 
this is a part of what it is to be 
homosexual, a large part of my 
definition hasbeen lost because 
of bigotry directed towards 
homosexuals. That partis love. 

Heterosexuals engage in 
relations with those they love, 
or at least some of them do. 
Why do people solely consider 
the sexual aspect of gay and 
lesbian relationships? Like 
those heterosexual members of 
our community, we too are ca 
pable of love. One of my pri 
mary goals this year is to make 
those of you who only view 



gays and lesbians as sexual de- 
viants reconsider your defini- 
tion. We all live in a world that 
strives, or at least claims to 
strive, toward a unify of man- 
kind, and a world peace. Is that 
possible when such negative 
attitudes are directed to people 
who live differently than you 
do? 

Second, because of the 
prejudice that has been directed 
to the gay and lesbian commu- 
nity, we have lost a part of our 
history. People have failed to 
realize that an important part 
of the world's history was made 
possible by those who are gay 
orlesbian. Andre Gide, Eleanor 
Roosevelt, Bessie Smith, and 
John Maynard Keynes are only 
a few' of those on a long list of 
people who made significant 
contributions to our rich and 
exciting past. Why should it be 
omitted from history texts that 
they too were homosexual? 
Might doing this be a helpful 
step in presenting to society the 
positive aspects of homosexu- 
ality? We should make known 
the efforts of those figures who 
gave us portions of our culture 
and history, those who helped 
direct the world toward growth 
and progress 

This year, however, what I 
place far above the previous 
two objectives for both GALA 
and myself is AIDS prevention 
and awareness. Why? The 
spread of AIDS is not just a 
disease that effects homosexu- 
als, but it also effects hetero- 
sexuals. It is a disease that we 



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close friend of mine, who is not 
even 19, has tested HIV positive. 
AIDS is a horrifying and mys- 
terious disease that does not 
discriminate against people's 
sexual preference, age, race, or 
gender. It can happen to you 
and happen to me. We are the 
generation that has been lucky 
enough to have been taught or 
at least made aware of AIDS 
from a time before we became 
sexually active. We should be 
coming together as a whole to 
combat this deadly disease. If 
we don't, who can say what 
will become of us. 

My aim is not to bore you 
or sound redundant, but I ask 
you to at least be aware and 
tolerant of the gay and lesbian 
community on campus. When 
you enter into what has been 
affectionately coined the "real 
world" after you leave Wash- 
ington College, I don't expect 
you to fully understand homo- 
sexuality, only to be aware that 
it is not a disease or something 
you "become." Homosexual- 
ity is loving, caring, and re- 
specting a member of the same 
sex. It requires the same 
stipulations and efforts of what 
one may call "straight" rela- 
tionships. It is that simple. 

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about it. Ask questions, don't 
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Sports 





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Field Hockey Falls to Dickinson, 
Gears up For Fairleigh Dickinson 



Rcnee Cuckort 



Staff Writer 

The women's field hockey 
travelled to Dickinson College 
last Saturday for their first real 
competition of the 1992 season. 
Washington's squad domi- 
nated the first half despite the 
treacherous field conditions, 
due to the heavy rains. The 
Lady Red Devils came back in 
the second half, outshoo ting the 
Shore women 12-5 and scoring 
the lone goal of the game with 
only three minutes left to play. 



to seal the 1-0 victory for 
Dickinson. 

Freshman halfback, Jen 
Hanifee revealed, "I think we 
did fairly well for our first game 
and our communication on the 
field wasgood. I think the main 
thing we needed to work on 
was moving to the ball much 
quicker." The WAC exhibited 
a lot more finesse and control 
than the Lady Red Devils but 
lacked that extra joltof aggres- 
sion which ultimately put 
Dickinson on top. Junior Rence 
Guckert commented, "our skills 



were there and our thought 
process was there, but by the 
time we got off a pass, 
Dickinson was either right on 
top of us or the thickness of the 
field had slowed down the ball 
too much." 

Despite numerous pre- 
season injuries and a cancelled 
scrimmage against Salisbury 
State due to severe thunder- 
storms, W.C.'s field hockey 
team continues to prepare for 
anexcitingseason. Lookinnext 
week's issue for coverage of the 
game against Wesley College, 



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The Washington College 
soccer team launched its 1992 
campaign with a stunning vic- 
tory over Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege on Saturday. 

The Shoremen meant 
business as they travelled to 
Pennsylvania and spent little 
time getting to the point of the 
matter. Senior captain Chris 
Kleberg paved the way, tallying 
his first goal of the year that 
tied him with the leading goal 
scorers of 1991. Seasoned 
veteran Chris Graham followed 
with his first of two goals on the 
day, proving that with time 
comes experience (and no one 
knows experience better than 
Graham). Lebanon struggled 
to fend off the ever-growing 
Sho'men momentum, but great 
defensive efforts by freshman 



standoutsTad George and Chip 
Helm held LVC to a lone goal. 
Junior sensation Rory Dillon 
Conway blasted his first ever 
Shoremen tally to seal their op- 
ponents fate. And when the 
dust had cleared, Washington 
College stood atop a 4-1 vic- 
tory, looking anxiously toward 
Thursday's home game against 
Lancaster Bible. 

When asked what factors 
led to their tremendous success, 
Conway stated, "Enthusiasm 
and a great work ethic com- 
bined with confident leadership 
inspired us." Kleberg added, 
"We've got The Juice and we'll 
continue to have The Juice 
throughout the season." 

Come out and experience 
The Juice with the Shoremen 
soccer team as they travel to 
Dickinson on Saturday, and 
return to Kibler Field to take on 
Salisbury State September 19th. 




Netters Begin 
First Full 
Season Undei 
Gray 



Lizzy O'Hara 



Staff Writer 

The tennis program 
Washington College we 
through a turbulent time ch 
ing its 1991-1992 season, b 
TimGray is looking beyond tl 
obstacle and eager to begin ll 
'92 -'93 season with an immert 
amount of enthusiasm. Bo 
the men's and the women 
team did quite well last ye 
and hope to continue doing; 
since there will be few change 
This year will be a rebuili 
ing one for the women's tea; 
as their numbers 1, 3, 5, and 
players have either gradual* 
or transferred. However, Gra 
is confident that this will be 
good chance- for him to sta 
with a new team and a clea 
slate as far as his coachin 
techniques are concerned. 

Gray explains that "it w; 
difficult for me to do much* 
cruiting because of the timir 
of when I came to Washingto 
College, but this year will giv 
me a chance to work with fh 
new players and prepare (o 
others in the fall of 1993." Th 
schedule the team will be f acir 
seems to be much more con 
petitive this year than last, bi 
he is really looking forward t 
the performance of their nun 
ber one player this season, Pai 
Hendrickson. 

Themen'steamended thei 
season on a positive note b 
participating in the NCAJ 
tournament for the seventh yea 
in a row. They entered the toui 
nament seeded eleventh am 
finished ninth whilebeating fh 
fifth and sixth seeded team 
alongtheway. Attheendofth 
tournament, Trevor Hurd an 
Alberto Diaz were picked ■• 
First Team All-American's 
Unlike the women's team, th 
men only lost their number fiv 
player and "exhibition" spf 
cialist Jeff Rexford to gradua 
tion. Gray looks forward I 
having two freshmen, Eri 
Pikus and Sam Berger, join th 
Shoremen this year and me" 
tioned the hope of anothe 
player transferring here fror 
South Africa in the Spring o 
'93. The schedule for the md 
looks good according to Gra; 
and he is "very eager to beg- 1 
this year." 

The first important tout 
naments for both the team 
begin soon. The women begi' 
the first weekend in Octobers 
Mary Washington for the Role 1 
tournament and the men begi' 
at the end of September 3 
Washington and Lee in th- 
Rolexas well. 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



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September 11, 1992 



[Volleyball Gets Tested by 
Anne Arundel 



; yler McCarthy 



M Writer 

On Wednesday of last 
veek women's volleyball re- 
named busy with pre-season 
iction in a scrimmage against 
\nne Arundel Community 



Courtney Myers. It was an im- 
portant scrimmage for these 
Shorewomen starters because 
it not only gave them the chance 
to learn how to function as a 
team but it also gave them a 
chance to prove what they could 
do individually. 



These two girls play very well 
together and the team has high 
hopes that they two will con- 
tinue to improve. 

On the defensive side 
powerhouse Beverly Diaz and 
counterpart Julie Dill consis- 
tently came through when 



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Miriam Jecelin goes up with defensive stopper Beverly Diaz, 



College. Winning2outof their 
games, they continually ex- 
)erimented and readjusted the 
r oung line-up looking for a 
"hemistry which might work 
once the regular season begins. 
On this day the starters for 
the Washington College 
Shorewomen were Beverly 
Diaz, Julie Dill, Miriam Jecelin, 
Jen Dixon, Michelle Chin, and 



At the beginning of the 
match W.C. came out playing 
timidly and lacked aggression 
on the offensive side. How- 
ever, as the match rolled on the 
Shorewomen pulled it together 
and began to play as a whole. 
Up front the team's strengths 
were junior Katina Duklewski 
and freshman Michelle Chin, 
the two high flying setters. 



called upon. Diaz and Dill also 
worked as inspirations for the 
rest of the women and had the 
squad working likea well oiled 
machine as play continued. 

"We definitely solidified 
once we were past the initial 
jitters," stated Diaz. 

The Shorewomen opened 
up the season at Notre Dame 
Wednesday, September 9. 



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The Bleacher Creatures can write and show favoritism any time they want- at 
least in this section we can.) 

Anyway, let's get down to business as we present the first real Newl's 
POW for the '92-93 W.C. Athletic year. You may know him as "Cracker" and 
you may just know him as Graham, but we The Bleacher Creatures just like to 
call him the lamest caps player we ever saw- Ha, ha. Chris Graham has opened 
up the way for the soccer team this season as he demonstrated the punch he 
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See Article. Pg. 10 



Field 

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See Article, pg. 10 




lust a typical day on the job for "Frigid " Bright Drones. She makes plays like stopping this point blank firing look easy. Coming to us three 
years ago from St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Brigid has been a tremendous force in the hopper. Her senior year should 

prove to be none other than spectacular. 



Scores 



Men's Soccer 

Washington 4 

Leb. Valley 1 

Field Hockey 

Washington 

Dickinson 1 

Washington 3 

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Women's V-Ball 

Washington 2 

Anne Arundel 3 



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Volume 63, Number Four • September 18, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Task Force Survey Brings Hard-Hitting 
Results to College, Nation 



. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Dr. Edward J. H. Weissman 
of the Political Science Depart- 
ment last week delivered "Pre- 
dicting Homophobia II" to the 
American Political Science As- 
sociation. 

The 105-page paper was 
based on the survey put to- 
gether by the Task Force on the 
Status of Lesbians and Gay Men 
at Washington College and ad- 
ministered last February by 
political science students. 

The anonymous question- 
naire "contained fairly standard 
demographic, social, political, 
policy and attitudinal ques- 
tions," according to the report's 
introduction. 

Two of the main goals in 
administering the survey were 
to find out what portion of the 
campus is homosexual, and 
what portion is homophobic, 
or opposed to gay and lesbian 



lifestyles. 

Below are some of the re- 




Dr. Ed Weissman 

suits of the survey; all figures 
are from Weissmam's report. 



•Outofa sample of 88 men 
and women attending classes 
last February, 8.7 percent of the 
men and 9.7 percent of the 
women had engaged in a sexual 
act with a member of the same 
sex. 

• 75 percent of the sample 
had engaged in unsafe sex 
(vaginal or anal intercourse 
without the use of a condom). 

• The mean number of 
sexual partners for WC students 
is 6.3. The minimum reported 
was zero and the maximum was 
38. Seven students refused to 
answer this question. 

• When only those students 
who are sexually active were 
averaged, 85.7 percent had en- 
gaged in unsafe sex. 

• Among sexually active 
students, women average 5.2 
sexual partners, while men list 
8.2. 

• Less than 21 percent of 
WC students have been tested 
for HIV. 



• A "feeling thermometer" 
was used to determine the ap- 
proval rating for seventeen 
different groups on campus. 
Gays and lesbians were ranked 
fourteenth, followed by people 
with AIDS contracted from ho- 
mosexual acts, Born Again 
Christians, and politicians. 
(People with AIDS, cause un- 
specified, were rated fifth out 
of 17). 

From thesedata, the sample 
was divided into four groups 
by averaging their opinions 
about gays and lesbians as 
compared to African Ameri- 
cans. The score of each person 
wascomparedtothemean,and 
then placed into one of the four 
groups. 

Egalitarians gave high 
marks to both groups (gay/les- 
bian and African American); 
bigots gave both groups low 

See "Weissman," 
Pg-7 



Oil Spills on 

Washington 

Avenue 



Sam Johnston 



Staff Writer 

The Chestertown Volun- 
teer Fire Department was on 
hand with a fire truck and one 
department cruiserin response 
to an oil spill that occurred on 
Washington Avenue just out- 
side of Reid Hall around 8:00 
p.m. Monday. 

Traffic was backed up for 
about 45 minutes while a crew 
worked to contain and clean up 
the spill. 

Richard White,Chicf of the 
Chestertown Volunteer Fire 
Department, admitted they 
were "not sure how" the oil got 
on the road, but that his staff 
was prepared for the situation 
with a special absorbent de- 
signed to soak up the hydro- 
carbons in the fuel. 

The absorbent was applied 
with shovels and rakes, and the 
pavement was spotless by the 
time the crew departed. 



English Faculty Preview 
Departmental Evaluation 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

As part of a larger effort to 
evaluate Washington College's 
academics relative to other in- 
stitutions, the English, Modern 
Languages, Business Manage- 
ment and Art departments are 
scheduled for external reviews 
during the 1992-93 year. 

With over 80 current ma- 
jors, Engl ish is considered to be 
one of the college's flagship 
departments, offering the 
Sophie Kerr Prize and numer- 
ousotherliterary endowments. 

Contrary to a publication 
suchas Rugg's Recommendations 
on the Colleges, which makes no 
mention of the strength of the 
English department, an external 
review will provide the English 
department with a more thor- 
ough, objective evaluation of 
its program. The 1992 edition 
of Rugg's lists only American 
Studies, Biology, History, Pre- 
Medical/Pre-Dental and Psy- 
chology as areas of study that 



excel here. The ELM 

spoke with several members of 
the English department about 
the potential benefits of an ex- 
ternal evaluation and discov- 
ered that the majority believes 
the survey will be an effective 
means for curricular improve- 
ment. 

Professor Bennett J. 
Lamond, Chair of the depart- 
ment, said he hopes the review 
will be scheduled for this se- 
mester. The department began 
its preparations for the review 
last year in a self-study de- 
signed to pinpoint issues for 
team consideration. 

Lamond said the team will 
consist of three colleagues, 
chosen by the English depart- 
ment, from institutions similar 
to Washington College. The 
team will attend classes to ob- 
serve teaching and student 
performance and talk with En- 
glish majors as part of its study. 

In addition to evaluating 
the nature of the major'scourse 
work and Senior Obligation, the 



team will review the Creative 
Writing Program, as well as the 
Forms of Literature and Com- 
position course which is re- 
quired of all Washington Col- 
lege freshmen. 

Another concern is whether 
the English courses offered in 
the department accurately re- 
flect current changes in the 
study of English Literature. 

"My main concern in the 
department is the multiplicity 
of roles we all have beyond 
what we're hired to do. 
[Sometimes I wonder] if we're 
spreading ourselves thin," 
Lamond stated. 

Headded that the natureof 
various part-time contracts in 
the department will be re- 
viewed and expansion to a 
larger full-time staff is possible. 
"We need to determine how to 
fairly incorporate the part-time, 
faculty into the department so 
that their talents are not 
wasted," he said. 

See "Evaluation/' pg. 12 



Inside 



History Chair Responds to 
Knowlin, pg. 2 



WC, AIDS, and You pg. 6 



Othello Rolls On To Campus, 
pg. 10 



Matt & Dude on Mtv, pg. 4 



Becky Bryant Challenges 
Homophobia, pg. 5 



Spilich Publishes 
Alzheimer's Anthology, pg. 
13 



September 18, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



35 years of Apathy 

In the middle of the night on Wednesday, while attempting 
to write my editorial, I wondered what issues had confronted past 
ELM staffs. 

Idugup the September 20, 19571ssueoftheELM (35 yearsago 
this week). The editor was one Toni Stallone. 

"Weof THE ELM sincerely hope this will be a most successful 
year for all of you. We remind you of the satisfaction and sense of 
belonging that comes with participation in extra-curricular ac- 
tivities and affairs," read the Editorial that week. "But we also 
hope no one will go overboard on these and neglect the prime 
reason for going on to college — to learn!!!" 

Below the editorial was a truism that has followed us 35 years 
into the future: "Every year Washington College sees a new crop 
of freshman [sic], but somehow they always seem the same." 

They (joan and misti) proceeded to list several types, includ- 
ing Billy Bookworm, Sylvia Snob, Alfred Athlete and Charlie 
Checkbook. My favorite is Herman Hotshot: "Herman wants to 
show the college crowd that he has T?een around/ To prove it he 
staggers into the Bird, perches at the bar, and orders a daiquiri." 

One more interesting bit from the Ed page: 

"Good news from SG A Social Chairman Charvie [sic] Lyons: 
'Our campus is to be plagued no more by the attitude of apathy 
on the part of the general student body which has caused serious 
debate. A good yardstick to measure student interest in campus 
affairs is the amount of constructive criticism offered by the 
students themselves. This year we' re really on the ball asevidenced 
by the suggestion found in the SGA box in the Snack Bar on the 
very first day students hit the campus. A very polite letter, it goes 
like this: 

Would the college be so kind as to establish a fund, or to 
borrow from some existing fund, in order to relieve tension and 
improve general college morale, a small some to purchase a can 
of general purpose 3-in-l oil to fix the damn leaky hingeson all the 
doors in Bill Smith.' 

The suggestion box has since been removed from its post in 
the Snack Bar." 

Apathy on this campus? Naw! 

Then I checked out the issue of September 22, 1972 - 20 years 
ago, and the year most juniors were bom. 

The editor, Kevin O'Keefe, was remarking on SGA President 
John Dimsdale's complaint that the Board of Visitors and Gov- 
ernors did not take seriously his motion to include students and 
faculty as full participants in the Board. 

'The Board, by its very nature, is constituted primarily of the 
social and managerial elite with a healthy sprinklin [sic] of 
educators- For a school with Washington's financial needs, it is 
imperative to have 'well placed' people on its board; however, this 
should not be to the exclusion of theotherelementsof the campus 
and society. The Board, in short, appears stuffy and 
unapproachable to the student body. Board members have no 
personality, instead they are a faceless part of an institution..." 

Mr. O'Keefe, unless there are two, now serves on the Board of 
Visitors and Governors of Washington College. He, like many 
other members of the Board, does have both a face and a per- 
sonality. 

There are no students or faculty as full members; faculty 
representatives serve on committees, and the SGA President and 
myself are expected to attend full meetings, but not with a voice 
on motions. 

I don't know who said "the more things change, the more 
they stay the same," but it might as well have been an ELM Editor. 



The Washington College ELM 
Established 1930 

Editor- in -Chief: J. Tarin Towers 

Photography Editor: Andrew Stone 

News Editor: Amanda Burt 

Features Editor: Jason Truax 

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Jennifer Cray Reddish 

Sports Editor: Chris Vaughn 

. Layout Editor: Brian Matheson 

Advertising Manager: Peter Jons 

Circulation Manager: Cehrctt Ellis 

The W.shlngton College ELM Is the oMdiUtudent newspaper of the college. 11 U published every 

Friday oflhe academic year, eiceptingholidiys and exims. 

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arc Wednesday night Jt 6 p.m. lor thai week's piper. 

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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 

History Chair Responds to Knowlin 



To the Editor: 

In a recent column in the 
ELM, Zylia Knowlin expresses 
dissatisfaction at the degree of 
cultural diversity attheCollege. 
In some areas she may have a 
legitimate point, but I can't 
agree with her view that it is a 
"shame" that an African- 
American is not teaching the 
African-American history 
course. 

Historians are trained to 
understand cultures often dif- 
ferent from their own and to 
transcend their own immediate 
life experience. Some do and 
some don't. The point is that 



the success of a historian de- 
pends on how good a scholar or 
teacher the individual is and 
not on what color the person 
happens to be. 

If we argue that only an 
African-American can be a 
successful teacher in an Afri- 
can-American course, we come 
close to saying that no Ameri- 
cancouldteachRussian history, 
German history, or Latin 
American history and vice- 
versa. Could someone teach 
medieval history without liv- 
ing in the Middle Ages? Can a 
woman teach Shakespeare? 

Many African-Americans 



understandably urge whites to 
learn something about the black 
experience in America. Is it now 
the contention that whitescan't 
really do this anyway, and it's 
no use trying? 

I know that Professor Carol 
Wilson is sensitive to the prob- 
lems and aspirations of Afri- 
can- Americansand thatshewill 
bring this quality to her teach- 
ing in the African- American 
experience course. I hope Zylia 
Knowlin (I understand thatshe 
is in the course) will agree. 

Bob Fallaw, Chair 
Department of History 



Maxcy Applauds Fraternity System Socialist? 



On Wednesday evening 
(September 9), the Washington 
College Interfraternity Council 
held a dinner for representa- 
tives of the three college fra- 
ternities (Theta Chi, Kappa Al- 
pha Order, and Phi Delta Theta), 
to which they invited members 
of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors, the College's ad- 
ministration, their faculty ad- 
visors, alumni and the presi- 



dent of Panhellenie. I publicly 
wish to congratulate Jeff Lim, 
IFC president, and Jeff Grafton, 
secretary, and all those involved 
in organizing this very suc- 
cessful effort. It spoke well for 
the strength of the Greek system 
and the unity of the three social 
fraternities on our campus. 

Edward E. Maxcy 
Associate Dean of Students 



To the Editor: 

I was quite surprised to 
read the last ELM, in which 
Resident "Socialist" Scott Koon 
ripped into one of this nation's 
most vile socialist programs 
(Social Security). I could ap- 
plaud him, but I also wonder 
what his fellow socialists 
thought of his criticism of their 
ideals. 

Dan Kretzer '93 
History Major 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



September 18, 1992 




Over the course of the next 
month or so we can expect to 
see the candidates from the two 
major political parties attempt- 
ing to lay the blame for the re- 
cession on the other candidate's 
party, while each will also si- 
multaneously attempt to take 
credit for the few bright spots 
which exist in the national 
economy. 

This is nothing new in 
American political life; when 
the outlook is bleak politicians 
attempt to paint themselves as 
ou tsiders in an attempt to make 
it appear as if the failings of the 
capitalistsystemarethefaultof 
their opponents. 

Liberals accuse conserva- 
tives of sockingit to the poor by 
opposing higher minimum 
wages and government health 
care programs while conserva- 
tives blame liberals for welfare 
policies which they see as a 
disincentive to seek work. 

In reality, of course, it is 
not really the fault of either 
major political party — it is the 
fault of the capitalist system it- 
self. 

This month's issue of the 
liberal magazine Mother Jones 
seeks to blame the current eco- 
nomic crisis on President Bush. 
Among other things. Mother 
Jones pointed out that during 
the past four years the national 
debt rose by 57%, the Federal 
deficit rose by 157%, Ameri- 
cans unemployed 6 months or 
longer rose by 133% and the 
number of children living in 
poverty rose by 500,000. 

These statistics are alarm- 
ing - yet to blame George Bush 
for the failings of the capitalist 



system is unforgivably myopic 
Capital accumulation inevita- 
bly leads to cuts in the produc- 
tive sector of the economy, and 
this inevitably leads to a decline 
in consumption as laid-of f and 
fired workers tighten theirbelts. 

Capitalaccumulation leads 
to simultaneous higher pro- 
ductivity and job loss, which is 
a formula for disaster in an 
economy which is primarily 
fueled by personal consump 
tion. 

The la test government data 
available indicate that the gross 
domestic product has risen for 
the past five quarters, while 
unemployment has remained 
high. 

Moreover, unemployment 
figures tend to deflate the total 
number of jobless people, as 
discouraged workers are not 
included in the unemployment 
statistics. When these workers 
are included, the jobless rate 
soars to about 12%. 

I, like most red-blooded 
Americans, do not personally 
understand all the nuances of 
the American economy, but I 
do know that increases in total 
output accompanied by a high 
rate of joblessness is one of the 
inevitable products of the ever 
increasingcapitalistdynamicof 
accumulation asformulatedby 
Marx. Marx wrote that: 
"If the means of production, as 
they increase in extent and ef- 
fective power, become to a less 
extent means of employment 
of laborers, this state of things 
is again modified by the fact 
that in proportion as the pro- 

see "Koon," pg. h 



CAMPUS VOICES 



What were your reactions to the play, "The Shepherd's 
Song?" (See AIDS article, page 6) 




Itmademethinkaboutsomeof 
my friends at home. I know 
people on the Eastern Shore 
with AIDS. It's really scary. 
Heather Lynch '93 
Berlin, MD 



It was very powerful and very 

good. 

Professor Bennett Lamond 

Worton, MD 



It was a real eye-opener. I hear 
about that stuff on the news, 
but the play brought it a little 
closer to home. 
Paul Briggs '95 
Chestertown, MD 




Even though I can't personally 
relate to the AIDS problem, 
because the characters were so 
real, I felt a visceral connection 
to them and hence the problem. 
Alexandra Baez '94 
Great Falls, VA 



I think they showed it was 
possible to start somewhere. 
They [the characters] all made 
a beginning. 
Maggie Duncan 
Chestertown, MD 



I thought it was a good tool for 
teaching... very dynamic. I've 
been to two prisons with a the- 
ater group doing the same sort 
of sharing experiences as an 
outreach program. 
Elisa Hale '95 
Windsor, CT 



Open Forum: The Daly Historical Eyesore 



Sherry Ann Menton is a jun- 
ior double majoringin English and 
History. She is editor of Other 
Worlds, WC's genre fiction 
magazine and of Open Minds, a 
Wmpus issues-oriented pamphlet. 



WhenI first approached the 
ELM about getting space in the 
Open Forum to discuss the plan 
for the new Daly Academic 
Building, I was informed that 
several people had complained 
to them about the location of 
the building. 

Paradoxically, the location 
of the Daly Building is just fine 
^ith me. Placed behind Bill 



Smith and in line with Larrabee 
and Gibson, the new building 
will be convenient to Bill Smith 
and the mailroom, and will 
create an academic quad along 
the yet-unnamed mall that ex- 



Sherry 
Menton 



tends south from Martha 
Washington Square. 

My problem with the plan 
for the Daly Building is in the 
design of its facade. The model 



depicted in last week's ELM 
shows a building Georgian in 
style, even more traditionally 
so than the CAC, actually. The 
accompanying article describes 
detailing designed to give the 
building an open-air feel, with 
bay windows in the computer 
center and a two-level atrium 
above the first floor central 
courtyard. To carry out this 
open-air feel, the staircases on 
either side of the front entrance 
to the building are to be "sur- 
rounded by glass cylinders with 
lanterns at the top," with said 
glass cylinders jutting 
anachronistically out from the 
front facade. 



These glass stairwells are 
completely inappropriate for a 
variety of reasons. On the 
practical side, the glass panes 
provide a tempting, three story 
tall bull's-eye to weekend ca- 
rousers. If the administration 
thinks it has problems with 
people destroying the projec- 
tion screen in the CAC Forum 
room, just wait until this 
building goes up and the win- 
dows start getting broken. 

Another technical problem 
with these glass-enclosed 
staircases is the propensity that 
glass has for magnifying heat. 
My high school had a glass 
staircase, and I know firsthand 



that it will invariably be at least 
90degrees inside that stairwell. 
While this might be attractive 
in the wintertime to residents 
of dormitories that don't have 
thermostats in every room, it 
will be vexing to the students 
and faculty who have to use 
this building every day, and 
will be less than attractive to 
prospechvestudents who enter 
the sauna/stairwell while 
touring the campus' pride and 

joy- 
While the above-men- 
tioned difficulties would be 
annoying, what truly horrifies 

See "Menton," pg. 
5 



September 18, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



Mtv: The Taste of a New Generation 



On September 9, ElvisMatt Shields 
and Doug "Dude" Smith watched 
the Mtv Video Awards. What fol- 
lows is a n actual transcript of 
their actual conversation. 
DS: I don't want to watch 
Melrose Place. I'mtoo bummed 
out about that whole earring 
scene between Dylan and 
Brenda. The way the commer- 
cials have been hyping it out all 
week I thought she was going 
to kill him. 

MS: Blaming it on his mother, 
what a creep. I can't believe 
people say he looks like me. 
DS: Yeah, Brenda deserves 
better and you look more like 
Brandon anyway. Hey, what's 
on MTV? 

MS: What? You don't wanna 
watch Melrose Place? 
DS: The hell with that. . . . 
Change the channel will you? 
MS: You're right, those cats on 
Melrose ain't cool rockers like 
the kids on the Heights. 
DS: (singing) "How do you talk 
to an angel?" 

MS: OH, NO! A Pepsi com- 
mercial! Plug your ears. 
DS: CHANGE THE CHAN- 
NEL!! 

Shields leaps to his feet. 
MS: Save seat! 

He fiddles with the cable box 
(television engages in playful TV- 
likeaction) stopping on theaudiof 
video nipple, channel 33, MTV. 
What they don't know is just how 
big the worm they just bit is. 
MS: It's the MTV Video Music 
Awards! 

DS:Heywow! It'sDanaCarvey 
doing George Bush. That's not 
old, worn-out or tired! 
MS: Wantmetogetyouabeer? 
DS: Sure . . . Hurry up . . . you're 
missing the Sacred Cowes, and 
Bruce is wearing bell-bottoms 
with pot leaves all over 'em. 
MS: Bruce sure has lost a lot of 
weight. Wait, that'snot Fatman 
onthedrums. That'ssomedirty 
hippy. 

DS: Think he went solo? 
MS: Dude,putyourglasseson. 
That's some Sacred Cowes 
cover band. 

DS: Oh, wait, thaf s the Black 
Crowes. E-A-B chord progres- 
sion; when was the last time 
you heard one of those? 
The next half hour saw Bobby 
Brown Humpin' with dancers 
that were nowhere nearly as 
bonkers as Hammer's dancers; 
U2 performed live via Zoo TV 
with Garth (Who's this Garth 
guy?); Def Leppard got rocked 
and ended the night's broadcast 
for millions of sleepy junior 
boppcrs (TV camcrasdiscreetly 
avoided showing one-armed- 
wonder Rick "I'm not telling 
him he's out of the band. You 
tell him" Allen'sstump);Weall 
^melled Nirvana as Kurt "Mr. 



Courtney Love" Cobain took 
the stage sportinga stylin' Bruce 
"76 Olympics" Jenner haircut, 
oh, and that stupid bass player 
thought he was Pete "I used to 
club people in the head with 
my guitar, but now I'm sensi- 
tive because I'm gay" 
Townshend and clubbed him- 
self in the head with his guitar. 
Upon accepting awards later in 
theshowNirvana'sChris"Ijust 



the kiddies. I saw Alien 3 over' 
the summer. I've seen all three 
movies actually, and the only 
time the Alien didn't kill who- 
ever was within a hundred 
yards was when it had already 
put its eggs into it. These kids 
really don't haveaclue, do they? 
MS: Poorkids... they probably 
fell for the whole Smurf thing, 
too. Why else would you have 
blue people, anyway? 




clubbed myself in the head on 
national TV, and boy do I feel 
like a dope" Novoselic's fore- 
head sported a nasty welt that 
looked extremely sensitive . . . 
no comment as to the welt's 
sexual preference; Elton John 
provided ample time to grab 
more beer and use the bath- 
room. We now rejoin our un- 
suspecting viewers already in 
progress. 

DS: Pearl Jam? They're like a 
bad band coming from an even 
worseband. Thatoverdosewas 
the best thing to happen to all 
parties involved: the dead guy 
looks like a cool rocker now, 
the band inherited credibility 
and the new singer doesn't have 
to work at Burger King any- 
more. 

MS: He kept the hat though . . 
. More like "Hurl Jam." Wait, 
this song's about one of those 
homicidal-demon-possessed 
elementary school kids with an 
"I'm the NRA" sticker on his 
New Kidslunchbox. Yeah, like 
Pink Floyd and Metallica 
haven't already covered that 
ground. 

DS: (singing) "Hold my breath 
as I wish for death. . . " But 
these guys have nothing lyri- 
cally on Metallica. "PleaseGod 
kill me!" 

MS: Not another Pepsi com- 
mercial. 

DS: OK, look ... the commer- 
cial is so obvious. These kids 
are pursued into a dark alley by 
the critter from the Alien mov- 
ies. It's about to bite into their 
tiny little heads and suck out all 
theirbodily fluids, right? But at 
the last minute, the lads offer 
the thing a Pepsi. The creature 
scampersof f into thenight, with 
a gut full of Pepsi, and here's 
the kicker: it doesn't even touch 



DS: No, and get this: you know 
that other Pepsi commercial? 
The one with the pizza dudes 
who get picked up by a flying 
saucer because they happen to 
announce the brand of soft 
drink they're carrying in the 
car? 

MS: Of course, thaf s just the 
GPS receivers in their fillings 
transmitting along low-fre- 
quency radio waves. Anybody 
with a short-wave could pick 
up on that conversation. Use 
code words or something . . . 
pig Latin. Christ! Why didn't 
they just tell 'em where they 
were? 

DS: So these pizza dudes get 
picked up by the aliens, who 
analyze their Pepsis and send 
them on their way, minusa few 
tissue samples and plus some 
free creative dentistry. And 
they're so obvious ... no other 
soft-drink company uses extra- 
terrestrial imagery in their ad- 
vertising. I mean, ever since I 
started having those dreams 
about Pepsico trying to kill me, 
I've been watching my every 
move. Don't think I haven't; 
if slike they control everything. 
Did you ever notice that The 
Phone Company and The Pepsi 
Corporation have the same ini- 
tials? 

MS: Good thing we've taken 
the necessary precautions. I 
can't believe that they would 
allow supermarkets to sell GPS 
blocking devices. I guess no- 
body realizes yet. Good thing 
we stocked up. 

The phone rings. MS and DS look 
at each other. 

DS: I think I need more alumi- 
num foil. My thoughts seem to 
be escaping. 

MS: Better take a layer of the 
tin. Wedon'twanttorunoutof 



the good stuff. Just wrap it 
tighter. Check it out! If s the 
Red Hot Chili Peppers! 
DS: Anthony "Fishboy" Kiedis 
sucks. 

MS: Didn't they sell Pepsi at 
Lollapalooza? 

DS: Sure, they're trying to co- 
opt all the little punk rockers. 
MS: Yeah, I see it all ever so 
clearly now. An army of steel- 
toed brats force-feeding us 
Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, and all 
of them d rinking the choice of a 
neo -generation. Tell me more 
about these dreams of yours. 
DS: Wait until Heather's out of 
the house[Heather Evans: their 
roommate]. I'm not too sure 
about her. 

MS: WhataboutthatDietPepsi 
commercial where Cindy "Yes, 
these are real" Crawford goes 
into a trailer home with a can of 
Diet Pepsi and comes out after 
undergoing some sort of a 
transformation. 
DS: And the old ladies in the 
commercial look at Mrs. Gere 
knowing the physical changes 
that occurred to her upon con- 
sumption of the laced liquid 
and remarked to one another 
that they too will drink Pepsi to 
experience the same metamor- 
phosis themselves. Itall makes 
perfect sense. 

MS: That Cindy Crawford's 
not shy about it either. She's 
got her GPS receiver mounted 
right on her face! 
DS: I think that's a mole. 
MS and DS sit silently through 
Michael "The grey hermaphrodite" 
Jackson's, I'm sure that was live 
footage, appearance; then came 
Canada's Bryan "Chris Jackson's 
fault" Adams doing something that 



was instantly forgettable. And 
now back to a colorful living room 
at tranquil 505 High Street: 
MS: Oh, look it's Barkley vs. 
Godzilla, how cute. Of course, 
Barkley wins, cuz it's gotta be 
the shoes. How come Godzilla 
didn't breathe fire on Berkley's 
head or something? Its'notlike 
there was a ref anywhere. 
DS: And they wander off into 
the atomic sunset, probably to 
drink Pepsis. You know, 
Godzilla would be the perfect 
"spokesman" . . . blackmailing 
whole nations into drinking a 
particular beverage out of fear 
for their lives. Choice of a gen- 
eration, my ass. 
MS: More like the choice of a 
planet living on its belly be- 
cause a 100-story lizard with 
Gene Simmons breath (pre-re- 
moval of makeup) has been 
given a corporate-sponsored 
license to destroy. It makes rrfe 
sick. 

DS: Speaking of being sick, 
look! Ifs Guns N' Roses doing 
their hit "November Rain." 
Kinda sounds like Elton John 
trying to rip-off "Stairway To 
Heaven." 

MS: That is Elton John, dude. 
Doesn't he have the AIDS? 
DS: Oh, get a clue. How would 
Elton John get the AIDS? He's 
not a needle user. And wasn't 
it these Guns N" Roses guys 
who you beat up. Matt? 
MS: Well, I took out the body 
guard while Adam Brown 
kicked the shit out of Slash. I 
told you about all that, right? ; 
Me and Adam were in this slimy 
little bar in New York when G 
N' R strutted in after their 
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On Being "Straight" in a "Gay" Organization 



I was recently in the ELM 
office with a friend when he 
received a Broadcast message 
from "LOU". The conversa- 
tion started with the question, 
"Are you a girl?". My friend 
responded, "I'm a gay male." 
The conversation ended un- 
pleasantly wi th a response from 
"LOU" to the effect that gays 
are the ones who are insecure 
about their sexuality. I'm tired 
of them trying to force their 
sexuality on others, he said, 
"Fuck off." 

All the while, I was watch- 
ing the conversation unfold 
with interest. After Lou's last 
response I wanted to answer 
back. Unfortunately, because I 
am computer illiterate I typed 
too slowly, messed up the mes- 
sage, and by the time I was 



ready to send it, "LOU" had left 
Broadcast. 

I'm a heterosexual female 
who is very secure about her 
own sexuality. And yet, I'm 
treasurer of GALA, Washing- 



Rebecca 
Bryant 



ton College's Gay and Lesbian 
Alliance. Is this confusing to 
many people? Yes. I'm sure 
many of you are thinking, "Why 
is she a member of a gay stu- 
dent group if she's not gay?" 
One would not join the WC 
Swim Team if one couldn't or 



didn't like to swim. I'd like to 
explain why I feel it is impor- 
tant for the heterosexual com- 
munity to support the homo- 
sexual community on campus. 

Last summer one of my 
very best friends "came out." 
He admitted to me that he was 
gay. In all honesty, I was not 
surprised. I had already sus- 
pected that he might be gay, 
but 1 did not want to confront 
him. Ifeltitwouldbebetterfor 
him to tell me when he was 
comfortable. Since his revela- 
tion, our friendship has not 
changed much, yet I've noticed 
achange in my friend. He seems 
happier, more relaxed, and at 
peace with himself. 

Even though I have a ho- 
mosexual friend, I have not had 
to wonder about my own sexu- 



ality. He does not spend his 
time trying to convert me or 
others for that matter. Yet, this 
is a common misconception of 
heterosexuals. "LOU" ex- 
pressed the fear of a gay trying 
to force homosexuality on him. 
This simply isn't the case and is 
certainly not the aim of GALA. 
GALA tries to raise awareness 
of homosexual issues and tries 
to educate people. It is not a 
radical group of homosexuals 
trying to take over the world by 
brainwashing "straights." 

Since I joined GALA, my 
own awareness of gays has 
heightened, and I feel I am a 
better friend because of this. I 
am aware of negative portray- 
als of gays in the media. When 
I hear of violence against gays, 
I am hurt. These are my friends 



From "MTV," pg. 4 
Meadowlands show and 
started doing cover tunes on 
stage. 

DS: So why did you kick their 
asses? Was it because Slash is a 
dwarf? 

MS: Yeah,he'sadwarfallright, 
but that had nothing to do with 
us kicking his ass. I like 
dwarves, I really do. But that 
dwarf was wearing red, white 
and blue cut off jeans over fish- 
net stockings. Ithinkyouknow 
what I'm talking about. 



DS: Red, white and blue, that 
can only mean one thing . . . 
MS: Yup, Pepsi colors. 
DS: Christ! I mean, I knew about 
the ads for Black Death vodka, 
butthaf sOK,youknow? Thaf s 
respectable, honest work. But 
glamorizing this. . . JUNK! to, 
to kids is just sick. Slash is a 
public figure, a role model to 
children the world over. You 
think he'd set a better example 
or something. Ifs that whole 
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should seek help. 
MS: Once they got a GPS re- 
ceiver in your ass, it's all over. 
There's little anyone can do to 
help. 

DS: Maybe we could send him 
some foil. 

MS: And the Warner Commu- 
nications people won't confis- 
cate it immediately? "Get with 
the pogrom, dude. 
DS: Check out those video 
bombshells faking that they're 
playing orchestral accompani- 
ment to Axl "I stuff my lycra 
tights" Rose. I was in high- 
school band for four years and 
there weren't any ciucks ime 
that . . . They all tended to look 
like that big-boned lass in Wil- 
son Phillips. 

MS: Don't you get it? GN'R 
has revived the Robert Palmer 
girls for the '90s! What a great 
idea... now if we could just re- 
place everybody else in the 

band 

The awards were fraught with 
disappointment, but nothing 
angered these young critics 
more than the pirating of the 
music of the Beastie Boys for 



being beaten. GALA tries to 
overcome homophobic fears in 
people's minds. Homosexuals 
are simply human beings who 
deserve the same respect and 
rights as every other human 
being. 

To join GALA, you do not 
have to be gay or have a gay 
friend, relative, etc. You just 
have to recognize that gaysand 
lesbians are discriminated 
against daily and need the 
support of a group of friends 
just as any other minority in 
our community needs support. 
If I do not have to explain to 
you the importance and legiti- 
mate need for the NAACP in 
our country, then I should not 
have to explain any further the 
very real need for organizations 
such as GALA. 



the show's commercials, with- 
out even nominating the band 
once. Like the Beastie Boys 
would have anything todo with 
a bunch of lame-ass Pepsi 
swilling TV execs with $2000 
suits and haircuts their mother 
gave them. Kriss Kross — can 
you believe this one? — got 
dissed for best rap video, and 
in a bizarre twist of fate, Eric 
Clapton stole thebest rock video 
from the shoo-in, Weird Al 
Yankovic. Then again, Weird 
Al didn't throw his two-year 
old son from the top story of a 
real tall building and then try to 
play it off by writing a really 
bad song about it. Matt sug- 
gested that someone should 
watch him when he's alone to 
make sure that he doesn't burst 
out into spontaneous fits of 
laughter whenever he sees pic- 
tures of his departed son, or 
picks up his royalty checks. 
DS: There oughta be a law for 
people like that Clapton fella. 
MS: There is, but in our topsy- 
turvy society, it doesn't apply 
to truly evil people like that. 
They can just walk the streets, 



free to do anything to anyone 
they want to, and then write a 
really sappy song about it. 
DS: Ifheshowsupatour house, 
we should pretend we'je not 
here. 

MS: Like he won't have X-ray 
glasses equipped with ultra- 
violetandinfra-redscopes. You 
might as well try to hide from 
God. 

DS: I wonder what kind of 
soda he drinks. . . . 
So we leave now, with our 
humble narrators sitting in front 
of a glowing video screen as the 
credits roll and the music fades. 
They are each left with a hollow 
feeling for having wasted three 
and a half hours watching this 
presentation. Theysitinsilence 
for several minutes, neither of 
them wanting to get up to 

change the channel, then 

MS: Hey, Doug? 

DS: Yeah? 

MS: Did you ever realize that 

"Pepsi Cola" backwords spells 

"Aloe Is Pep?" 

DS: This could be worse than I 

thought! 



"Menton," from 
Pg. 3 

me about these glass staircases 
is the glaring anachronism they 
present. Significant portions of 
thiscampusare designated his- 
toric sites and are protected by 
Chestertown law. In the past, 
the Washington College ad- 
ministration has gone to con- 
siderable trouble to safeguard 
the historic content of this cam- 
pus. The opening of the stu- 
dent loungein Hod son Hall was 
delayed and much money ex- 
pended in order to properly 
restore the college seal found 
underneath thebookstore floor. 



The CAC, whatever we 
think of its functionality, is not 
appallingly out of place archi- 
tecturally. 

These glass stairwells will 
directly face the back of Bill 
Smith Hall, on which the ad- 
ministration plans to spend 
several hundred thousand dol- 
lars conducting a renovation 
that will be in keeping with both 
safety codes and the building's 
historic status. To have these 
"glass cylinders" directly op- 
posite the lovely (and soon to 
be restored to their former 
loveliness) stained glass of 
Norman James Theater invites 
a comparison that would not 



reflect favorably on the build 
jng Mr. Daly has endowec 
Washington College to build. 
It would be very easy tc 
brick these staircases over 
adding windows in the stair 
wells to provide an open-air 
historically acceptable feel U 
the building. Inlightofthecan 
and sensitivity for the heritag 
of the Washington Colleg 
campus that the administranoi 
has demonstrated in the past, 
find it remarkable, and lamer 
table, that it has not alread 
demanded the removal of th 
"glass cylinders" from the pla 
of the Daly Building. 



September 18, 1992 



Washington College ELM 



AIDS: Wake Up Now, or Wake Up Dead 



Jennifer Reddish 



Arts & Entertainment Editor 

Do you have Acquired Im- 
mune Deficiency Syndrome 
(AIDS), herpes, chlamydia, 
syphiIis,or genital warts? Most 
people's knee-jerk reaction to 
that question,of course, is "No." 
When was the last time you 
awoke with no memory of the 
previous night, next to a total 
stranger? 

According to statistics 
complied by Time Out, The 
Truth about H.I.V., AIDS and 
You, 75 percent of AIDS cases 
world wideare the result of het- 
erosexual contact, and AIDS is 
the sixth leadingcause of death 
among young people between 
the ages 15-24. 

Washington College, de- 
spite its remote location, is not 
isolated from AIDS. On Friday, 
September 1 1 ,The San Quentin 
Drama Workshop, two mem- 
bers of which have died of 
AIDS, presented "The 
Shepherd's Song," which ex- 
amined theconnection between 
crack and AIDS. The play's 
characters came from the 
streets, where they contracted 
the syndrome from shared 
needles, prostitution and crack 
addiction. 

Though directed towards 
inmates, many of whom have 
little education, the play's mes- 
sage remained clear: everyone, 
women, heterosexuals, homo- 
sexuals, even unborn children 
are vulnerable to HIV infection. 



As of 1991, fifty-three living 
cases of AIDS were reported. 
The Center for Disease Control 
estimates 6.5 HIV carriers exist 
for every full-blown AIDS case. 
However, the Whitman 
Walker Clinic finds these num- 
bers modest, gauging approxi- 
mately 10 to 15 HIV carriers to 
each AIDS victim. 

According to these num- 
bers, as many as 530-795 East- 
em Shore residents have be- 
comeHIV carriers. Collegeand 
resort towns, such as 
Chestertown and Ocean City, 
have higher concentrations of 
HIV infected people due to in- 
creased sexual activity. 

Despite the risk, many col- 
lege students remain promis- 
cuous which has spread sexu- 
ally transmitted diseases at a 
rate fifty percent higher than 
HIV. The transmission stems 
from the hazardous mix of al- 
cohol,recreationaldruguseand 
sex. 

According to Gary Filmore, 
AIDS Educator at the Whitman 
Walker Clinic, "Being stoned 
or drunk lowers one's commit- 
ment to safer sex. Everyone's 
unbelievably attractive when 
inebriated, and one does not 
think of asking questions about 
a partner's sexual history or 
about using a condom. 

As a student security guard 
at Brown University, it was not 
unusual to find a younglady or 
man naked in the woods by the 
school due togangordate rapes 
brought about by drinking." 



preservation. Women should 
remain in large groups while 
drinking — even the nicest of 
men can become aggressive 
while inebriated. Drinking 
should be done responsibly, 
avoiding excessive inebriation. 

If AIDS infection is sus- 
pected, drinking, smoking, and 
drug use, which weaken the 
immune system, should be 
curbed or stopped. Frank dis- 
cussion concerning a partner's 
sexual history is imperative. 

Unprotected anal sex, for 



Toan AIDS victim, thedust 
in the air becomes potentially 
lethal. This list has become 
outdated, for many AIDS-re- 
lated complexesin females were 
not known when the roster was 
created. 

For vaginal and anal sex as 
well as oral sex on a man, reli- 
able condoms should be used. 
Lifestyles condoms, available 
at Health Services through the 
three-for-free program, have 
one of the worst performance 
rates on the market. 



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women and men, is particu- 
larly dangerous, due to the 
large, absorbing cells in the rec- 
tum. The penetration recipient 
during sexual activity is most 
atriskdue to the tissue tear that 
normally occurs. Semen and 
other bodily fluids easily enter 
these newly-formed abrasions. 

AIDS transmission occurs 
though body fluids via intimate 
contact. The HIV virus, which 
usually takes three to six 
months for an infected indi- 
vidual to develop antibodies 
(and be detectable), eradicates 
the body's defense against dis- 
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A carrier of HIV does not 
have AIDS, nor does the indi- 
vidual necessarily develop the 
syndrome. Twenty different 
diseases indicative of the ill- 
ness have been identified by 
the Center for Disease Control. 
Therefore one does not die of 
AIDS, but of the diseases it al- 
lows one to receive. 



Dental dams (cut open 
co ndoms or non-micro wav able 
plastic wrap) should be used 
when having oral-anal sex or 
oral sex on a woman. 

Testing for the HIV anti- 
body is important, especially if 
one is promiscuous. An in- 
fected person may carry the 
virus for eight to ten years 
without any symptoms. 

The "AIDS" test itself is a 
misnomer, because the blood 
exam does not diagnose the 
syndrome, but only detects the 
antibodies one creates if the vi- 
rus is present. 

If the initial test is positive, 
a confirmatory test is run to 
make sure that no other medi- 
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the patient. 

Confidential (different 
from anonymous) testing re- 
veals test results to those who 
need to know, including insur- 
ance agencies. Legislation may 
make personal AIDS informa- 
tion more accessible to fami- 
lies, employers and the general 
public. 

To make an appointment, 
simply call 778-1350 and ask 
for Ms. Moore. Anonymous 
testing is conducted. Results 
are available eight to ten days 
later. If you have the disease, 
social and support services 
along with mental and health 
counseling will be available. 

During this time, avoid al- 
cohol, smoking and drugs, for 
they weaken the immune sys- 
tem. 

AIDS is no longer a calling 
card to immediate death. A 
positive HIV analysis means 
you must take care not to infect 
others with the disease. Con- 
tinue a healthy lifestyle in- 
cluding a well-balanced diet 
free of tobacco, alcohol and 
controlled substances. 

One should make sure not 
to exposed himself to the virus 
again; re-infection simply ren- 
ders the immune system 
weaker, causing AIDS to sur- 
face earlier. 

Simple preventive tech- 
niques can prolong the enjoy- 
ment one has of life. Sexual 
relations should represent an 
enjoyable part of one's life, not 
a nightmare. Rhetoric about; 
God's punishment against gay 
men should cease. The spread 
of the infection in the homo- 
sexual community has slowed, 
with heterosexual females be- 
come the fastest-growing 
group. Worldwide, 75 percent 
of AIDS results from hetero- 
sexual contact. 

As for the Washington 
College campus,Octobermarks 
AIDS Awareness Month, spon- 
sored on campus by the Gay 
And Lesbian Association in 
conjunction with Washington 
College Health Servicesand the 
Student Activities Office. Itwill 
feature pamphlets, testing in- 
formation and lectures. 

Students, need to wake 
from their sexual dreamland. 
Hiding from the real world 
ended with prep-school 
graduation. As of right now, 
one out of every 250 American 
adults will have HIV By the 
year 2000, approximately 40 
million people will carry the 
virus around the globe. 

The time to prevent com- 
munication of sexual diseases 
is now, before one becomes a 
carrier and infects others. 



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September 18, 1992 



Literary House Press Expands 



Sam Johnston 



Staff Writer 

The O'Neill Literary House 
printing press workshop un- 
derwent a radical expansion 
with the formation of the Liter- 
ary House Press publishing 
company last Spring and the 
addition of a new mechanical 
press last June. 

The purpose of this new 
publishing company, said T. 
Michael Kaylor, Director of the 
Literary House Press, is "find- 
ing and publishing things that 



items of interest to the immedi- 
ate Washington College com- 
munity. Kaylor said, "first we 
are printer to the college. After 
that we intend on publishing 
booksof regional Bay interest." 
Although prior publica- 
tions were printed by hand on 
the Pressroom's platen presses, 
the gift of a Heidelberg press 
from the Kent County School 
System will allow for a higher 
volume of work to be produced 
without compromising the 
standard of excellence for which 
the pressroom is known. 



licitation and editing to selec- 
tion of paper and distribution. 

A number of students got 
hands-on experience over the 
summer, when, working under 
a six-week deadline, they 
learned to operate the new 
press, print 1,000 copies of the 
book, and bind them by hand. 

"The learning curve was 
great on that one," Kaylor 
laughed. 

Taking the Boat Downriver 
wasprinted in exchange for the 
type used. The type now re- 
sides in the pressroom along 




should be done." 

Printed this summer, the 
first book for general distribu- 
tion was Taking the Boat 
Downriver. A collection of oral 
history, poetry and articles in- 
spired by the life of Stanley 
Vansant, a local Chesapeake 
Bay woodcarver, the book was 
written by Tom McHugh, Rob- 
ert Day and Kathy Wagner, 
with illustrations by Jack 
Schroeder. 

Before that publication, the 
majorityoftheworkspublished 
by the Literary House Press 
were student chapbooks or 



The Literary House Press 
Board of Directors consists of 
Director Robert Day, Executive 
Editor Richard Harwood, Se- 
nior Editor and Designer Wil- 
liam C. Bowie, Manager Editor 
Maureen Jacoby and Produc- 
tion and Design Editor Mike 
Kaylor. 

Currently, the Board is at 
work onpublishinga statement 
of intent to further define the 
mission of the Press. 

The Board also hopes to use 
this opportunity to educate 
students in all aspects of the 
publishing process, from so- 



with the working antique 
presses. 

"The purpose of this print 
shop," Kaylor added, "is basi- 
cally preservation, restoration, 
and conservation of these 
printingartifacts." Withoutthe 
college's use of these materials, 
the majority would have been 
discarded. 

Students interested in 
working on the Literary House 
Press should go to the Press 
Workshops on Monday eve- 
ningsfrom7:00-9:00p.m. Those 
unable to attend should contact 
Mike Kaylor at ext. 7896. 



Students for Vote America 



Washington College will 
lake part in a nationwide effort 
sponsored by the Vote America 
Foundation to increase voter 
participation by college-age 
people. 

The Vote America Founda- 
tionisa non-profit, nonpartisan 
Organization working with 
student groups at high schools 
and colleges across the nation 
to improve voter awareness and 



participation. 

"Washington College Stu- 
dents for Vote America," in 
conjunction with local election 
officials, will hold a "Vote 
About It" Voter Registration 
Week, the week of September 
28 to October 2, to register stu- 
dents to vote. 

During that week tables 
with registration sheets and 
voting information will be set 
up in the cafeteria. The organi- 



zation will then hold a Voter 
Turnout Week to remind and 
encourage students to vote on 
Election Day or by absentee 
ballot. 

The group will also pro- 
vide voting information for all 
50 states for WC's out-of-state 
students. Anyone interested in 
helping should contact Stacy 
Sherman, (Queen Anne 102) 
Doug Peterson, (Talbot 206 ) or 
Tanya Allen (Reid Apt,). 



"Weissman," from 
Pg. 1 

marks. Homophobics re- 
sponded negatively only to 
gays/lesbians, and racists were 
negative only about African 
Americans. 

Egalitarians and bigots 
were a tie: 32 percent of the 
campus is one or the other. The 
remaining portion is 27 percent 
homophobic and 9 percent rac- 
ist. 

Women tend to be more 
open than men at WC: While 45 
percent of women are egalitar- 
ian, only 20 percent of men are. 

Bigots are about even: 30 
percent of women and 33.3 per- 
cent of men. Twenty percent of 
women are homophobic, com- 
pared to 33.3 percent of men; 
only 5 percent of women are 
racist, compared to 12.5 per- 



involving AIDS," he said. 

One of Weissman's favor- 
ite statistics was the one show- 
ing the gender differences in 
egalitarians, bigots, etc. 
"There's a real gender gap on 
thiscampus... women and men 
are really significantly differ- 
ent." 

Although Weissman 
stressed that the results of the 
survey go beyond student life, 
he advocates serious reforms in 
the way that gay and lesbian 
students are treated. Counsel- 
ing, preferrably by gay 
caregivers, is a must for those 
students coping with "coming 
out," he said. 

"Aid isa must. Other things 
must end or be cut back to free 
up funds for programs which 
deal with the very life of mem- 
bers of this community. 

"This college is in absolute 



This college has confused trivia 
with a liberal arts education 



cent of men. 

• As for opinions on homo- 
sexual issues, 62.5 percent of 
those surveyed disagree with 
US military policy of banning 
gay men from thearmed forces. 

• Supportof gay rights: 54.5 
percentagree that sexual orien- 
tation should be included as a 
factor in human rights laws. 

Weissman told the 
ELM that the Task Force has 
already begun to affect the 
campus. Lesbians and gay men 
have "greater visibility, greater 
comfort ... [the College's] poli- 
cies of nondiscrimination ... will 
come to have some real mean- 
ing ... [and we are] beginning to 
confront the issues of prejudice 
and bigotry, as well as issues 



denial of everything impor- 
tant," said Weissman. "This 
college hasconfused trivia with 
a liberal arts education." 4 

He stressed thesignificance 
inherent in the finding that 85 
percent of the students engage 
in unsafe sex. "Unless the col- 
lege seriously undertakes pro- 
grams of AIDS education and 
issues of sexuality, the over- 
whelming probability is that 
one-third of the students, or 
more, will be dead before their 
tenth college reunion." 

Weissman announced at 
last Monday's faculty meeting 
that the official report of the 
task force should be finished by 
the end of the month, as the 
force'sacti vities wind toa close. 



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Week at 


a 


Glance 


September 


18- 24 


Friday 18, Sunday 20-Monday 21 






Film Series: Where Angels Fear to Tread 


Monday 21 


Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 




Last Day to change to Pass / Fail 


Friday 18 




Film Discussion Group 


Meeting: Pro-Choice Referendum Task 




Movie: Rear Window 


Force 




O'Neill Literary House, 9:00 p.m. 


Kent County Public Library, 7:30 p.m. 








Tuesday 22 


Sale: Poster Show 




Class: Jazz 


Casey Academic Center Gallery 




Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 4:30-6:00 p.m. 


9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 






Sponsored by the Washington College 




Meeting: Visual Artists' Union 


Bookstore 




New Members Welcome 
CSL Art Center, 7:00 p.m. 


Open Reading 






O'Neill Literary House, 9:00 p.m. 




National Reading: Writer's Harvest 
for the Homeless 


Dance: Senior Bash Back 




Miller Library Terrace, 7:00 p.m. 


Band: Derryberry and Alagia 




For information call: (778) 7895 t 


Martha Washington Square 






9:00 p.m.-l :00 a.m. 


Wednesday 23 


Rain location: CoffeeHouse 




Internship Coordinator: 

Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asia 

Affairs 


Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 




CAC Commons Room 


Othello 




3:00 p.m.-4:00 


UMBC's Shakespeare on Wheels 






Campus Mall, 8:00 p.m. 




Meeting: Junior Year Abroad Interest 


Rain location: Tawes Theatre 




Hynson Lounge, 3:30 p.m. 


Sponsored by Sophie Kerr Committee, Lecture 




Series and Actors Community Theatre + 




Class: Ballroom Dance 

Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 



Saturday 19 
Club Fair 
Cater Walk, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. + 

Tour: Chestertown Candle Tour 
6:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. 
For tickets and information: (410)778- 
3499 + 

Velcro Wall 

Kent Quad, 8:00-1 1 :00 p.m. t 

Room to Room-Ground the World in a Day 
International House, 
10:00 p.m. 
$3.00 + 

Sunday 20 

Comedy: Def Comedy Jam 

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 

8:00 p.m., $19.50 

For tickets and information call: 

(410)548-4911 



Comedy: Snicker's Comedy Club 
Maryellen Hooper 
Student Union, 8:30 p.m. 
$1.00 + 

Thursday 24 

Class: Ballet Class 

Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 430-6:00 p.m. 




Seniors Throw Themselves a Party 



The "Senior Bash Back", 
sponsored by the senior class, 
will occur this Saturday, Sep- 
tember 19 in Martha Washing- 
ton Square at 9:00 p.m. In the 
event of rain, the dance will be 
moved to the CoffeeHouse. 

Remember to bring your 
student I.D. Admission is$2.00 
for the general public and free 
for seniors. 

k The dance features 
Derryberry and Alagia. The 
band formed their acoustic rock 



+ see related article 

Leonardo da Vinci: The Inventions exhibit will be open to the public in the Tawes Lobby, Gibson 
Performing Arts Center until October 2. 

Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, Maryland will run until October 19. 



duo as undergraduates at 
Georgetown University and 
have performed, recorded and 
toured around the eastern 
United States since 1987. 

They recorded their most 
recent album, Ruabaga Stew , 
withGrammywinnerproducer 
and guitarist John Jennings. 
Nominated for eight Wammies 
(Washington Area Music 
Awards), they received the 
Wammie for Best Acoustic Art- 
ist / Group. 



Student Profile: 
Ciaran O'Keeffe 




Ciaran O'Keeffe is a double-major in Music and Psychology. 
Ciaran is perhaps one of the most charismatic students on cam- 
pus. 

An English citizen, Ciaran graduated from John Hampden 
Grammar School in 1989. He took a year sabbatical from school, J 
beginning his own volunteer business in paranormal investiga- 
tions. (He has business cards to prove it). 

He also traveled abroad in the United States, where he began 
applying to various colleges and universities. His search ended 
when Washington College wrote to him. 

Ciaran, a third : year student, has scholarships and second 
second-semester junior status. He received college credit for his 
advance level exam music scores. President of two clubs, Rugby 
and the International Relations Qub, Ciaran editsN.O.D., a comic 
book. (Theacronym'sofficial meaning is Never Omit Decadence, 
but Necrophiliacs on Drugs also has been mentioned). 

Ciaran is a member of the Dale Adam Heritage Society and 
hopes to begin the Debate Society soon. 

However, Ciaran's first love is music. He performs with the 
Jazz Ensemble and the Early Music Vocal Consort. As of last 
week, Ciaran has become the musical director at The Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church. 

In his spare time, Ciaran is a researcher-member of a psychic 
researcher society, a steadfast horror film fan and an infamous 
pool hussler. He also enjoys music writing and piano playing. 

Ciaran's outlook on life is simple: "Life is like a grapefruit. 
It's yellow and dimply on the outside and soft and squishy on the 
inside and you have half of one for breakfast." 



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Arts & Entertainment 



September 18,1992 



Churchill Rocks 
Their Stage 

ohn Fahey and Cliff 
Eberhardt will appear at 7:300 

., Saturday, October 10 in 
he Churchill Theatre. Tickets 
nay be mail-ordered until Oc- 
ober 1 or purchased at the box 
Iffice, (410) 758-1331. Tickets 
:ost $17.50. 

Cliff Eberhardt will open 
: or John Fahey. Chosen by 
illboard Magazine as one of 
:he '90s brightest new talents, 
Iberhardt has a husky voiced, 
folk rocker style . His acoustic 
guitar music, along with a "pop 
»mbo," will feature songs from 
his 1990 number one folk-rock 
ilbum The Long Road. 

Described as a "legendary 
ruitar master," John Fahey has 
jraced the folk rock scene since 
helate 1960s. His latest album, 
3od Time and Causality, has 
jeen likened to a "fine wine, 
hese tunes carry the richness 
ind fullbodied feel only time 
:an provide." 

His repertoire includes 
iriginals such as "Revelation," 
'The Red Pony," and "Re- 
luiem." 



Politics on the Bay 



The McClain Program in 
Environment Science presents 
The Policies and the Politics of the 
Chesapeake Bay, a lecture by the 
Honorable Gerald L. Baliles, 
Governor of the common- 
wealth of Virginia, 1986-1990 
in Dunning Lecture Hall at 7:30 
p.m. 

The McClain Program lec- 
ture series explore timely en- 
vironmental issues, especially 
now when many states have 
become concerned with eco- 
nomic growth for which natu- 
ral resources are imperative. For 
many states, such as Virginia 
and Maryland, the Chesapeake 
Bay represents a prime resource 
for trade with other states and 
nations. The rampant decline 
of the Chesapeake Bay in the 
past few years has arrested the 
attention of many scientists, 
environmentalists and politi- 
cians alike. 

Governor Baliles possesses 
the knowledge and the experi- 
ence to examine the political 



dynamics of the Chesapeake 
Bay. The first Virginia gover- 
nor to establish a cabinet-let 
post for economic develop- 
ment, he direct the expansion 
of world trade promotion inti- 
macies. He also led an historic 
state wide program to modern- 
ize Virginia's infrastructure and 
a vigorous program of educa- 
tion reform aimed especially at 
preparation for work in an in- 
ternational marketplace. 

As Virginia's chief advo- 
cate for economic development 
and improved tradingrelation- 
ships, Governor Bali les led eight 
trade and business develop- 
ment missions overseas, in- 
cluding trips to fourteen differ- 
ent nations. 

As a result of his efforts in 
economic development and in- 
ternational trade, exports of 
Virginia products increased to 
such an extent that within two 
years exported products ac- 
counted for over 25 percent of 
the state's economic growth. 



Share Our Strength: Reading for the Homeless 



According to the 1990 Food 
Research and Action Center 
Community Childhood Hun- 
;er Identification Project, one 
n every eight American chil- 
Iren under age 12 suffers from 
lunger. One in four children in 
that age group — a total of 11.5 
million children — is at risk of 
lunger. 

The 1991 U.S. Conference 
Df Mayors Task Force on Hun- 
;er and Homelessness Report 
; tated that the demand for 
mergency food relief increased 
>y an average of 26 percent in 
!8 major U.S. cities. The num- 
ber of families with children 
■^questing emergency food aid 
increased by 26 percent 
>ver the past year and a little 
'ver two out of every three 
wople requesting emergency 
°od assistance in the survey 
'ties were members of fami- 
•es, namely children and their 
>arents. 

Despite the grim statistics, 
'elief foundations still work 
v ith hope for a better future. 
Washington College will do its 
>a rt to combat hunger Tues- 
day, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. 
In the Miller Library Terrace as 
' takes part in The National 

} ing: Writers' Harvest for the 
to nteless. Fictionist Frederick 
,u sche, who visited Washing- 
° n College this past spring , 
)r ganized the national reading 
^"d will read at Colgate Uni- 
'ersity. 

Colleges and universities 
ICr oss the United States will 
l0| d simultaneous readings to 



help raise funds in the fight 
against hunger, homelessness, 
and illiteracy. Themoneyraised 
will benefit Share Our Strength 
(S.O.S.), the country's largest 
private fund-raising organiza- 
tion. The audience is encour- 
aged, though not required, to 
donate $5.00. 

Washington College's 
reading will feature Richard 
Ben Cramer and Robert Day. 
Cramer, who lived in Cam- 
bridge, MD has recently pub- 
lished his new novel What it 
Takes. Robert Day, Washing- 
ton College English Professor 
and author of The Last Cattle 



Drive as well as numerous 
newspaper and magazine ar- 
ticles, also will read. 

Other readers include fic- 
tionist Scott Turow, author of 
Presumed Innocent and 
Gwendolyn Brooks, winner of 
the Pulitzer Prize will read at 
Chicago's Sullivan Room. Poet 
Carolyn Forche, who visited 
Washington College last fall 
will read at George Mason Uni- 
versity. Lynn Doyle, who 
taught at Washington College 
last year will appear with 
Sophie Kerr winner Peter 
Turchi will appear at Michigan 
State University. 



Hooper to Whoop it 
up Wednesday Night 



Wednesday, September 23 
marks the grand opening of the 
Snicker's Comedy Club in the 
CoffeeHouse. Donations of 
$1.00 will be greatly appreci- 
ated, though not required. 

This year's comedians will 
include Danny Sheehan, Billy 



Booslcr. She also has appeared 
in such comedy groups as The 
Flamethrower Comedy Bashers 
with John Bizarre, the Long Is- 
land Laughter Company with Bob 
Nelson and the New York 
Laughing Stock Exchange with 
Robb Bartlett. 




Maryellen Hooper, Comedienne 



Garan, Big Daddy Graham, 
Melvin George as well as the 
Snicker's Comedy Club's first 
performer, comedienne 
Maryellen Hooper. 

Hooper's television and 
film credits include The Unholy 
with Ben Cross and Ned Beatty 
and Broadway Baby with Elaine 



Featured as the cover story 
in the February 11, 1990 Phila- 
delphia Inquirer Sunday 
Magazine, Hooper took second 
placeinThe Tropica na's Laugh- 
Off in Atlantic City, NJ in No- 
vember, 1989 and was a finalist 
in the Delaware Valley's Com- 
edy Competition that year. 



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Othello on Wheels 



Sherry Menton 



Staff Writer 

The University of Mary- 
land, Baltimore Campus' 
Shakespeare on Wheels has sur- 
passed itself with this year's 
production of Othello, which it 
will bring to the campus mall 
on the weekend of September 
19th and 20th at 8 p.m. (Rain 
site is Tawes Theatre). 

TheShakespcareon Wheels 
program was crea ted by UMBC 
8 years ago to bring 
Shakespeare's plays into 
neighborhoods across Mary- 
land and in adjacent states 
through its modern-day, stage- 
on -a-fl at bed- truck imitation of 
the medieval pageant wagons 
which travelled from faire to 
faircseekingnew audiences for 
their performances. 

Staged ina traditional style, 
this year's Othello features ac- 
tors garbed in the gowns and 
tunicsof Renaissance Italy. The 
use of new-found formulism 
marks a change for the group, 
which in the past has presented 
a Japanese kihuki interpreta- 
tion of MacBeth, a sort of latter- 
day hippie As You Like It, and a 
somewhat less successful rock 
opera adaptation of The Tem- 
pest. 

James Brown-Orleans per- 
forms the title role in accented 
English, bringing to life more 
realistically than Olivier's 
blackface rendition the Moor's 



descent from keen intelligence 
and emotional stability into 
passionate jealosy and murder. 

The "honest" Iago is played 
by John C. Hansen, whose por- 
trayal of this villain 
extraordinaire delights and 
disgustssimultaneously. lago's 
ownjoyinhismischief-making, 
and the gullibility of the other 
characters, makes the audi- 
ence... well, if not like him, at 
least appreciate the cunning 
involved in lago's developing 
plot as he learns more about the 
weaknessesof others. However 
entertaining, this Iago is not the 
lurking, brooding, unreason- 
ablytvil character, second only 
to Richard III in dastardliness. 

Bonnie Webster as the na- 
ive Desdemona and Alan 
Aymie as the hapless Cassio 
both deliver performances that 
make theirseventeenth-century 
speech seem modern and thor- 
oughly understandable. 

Indeed, the clarity of the 
language, given life by the en- 
tire cast, is one of the most 
remarkable things about 
Othello. This is not surprising, 
since Shakespeare on Wheels' 
aim is to bring Shakespeare to 
the masses rather than the city- 
bred, theater-going elite. 

This rendition of one of 
Shakespeare's greatest trag- 
edies will make the most un- 
willing student of Shakespeare 
appreciate the poetry and the 
drama of Othello. 




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11^ 

September 18, 1992 



Kevin McKillop Understands 

His Enemy 



Tanya L. Cunic 
5tatt writer 

Do you think you have 
enemies, or do you perceive 
yourself in a enematic relation- 
ship with someone? If you an- 
swered yes to thisquestion, Dr. 
Kevin McKillop, the new social 
psychologist in the Psychology 
Department, may help you un- 
derstand this unpleasant, but 
common experience in life. 

A graduate of Flagler Col- 
lege and University of Florida, 
Dr. McKillop is currently re- 
searching enemy images and 
the incidents which may have 
prompted these relationships. 
Among college students, 
the predominant cause is usu- 
ally related to romance. How- 
ever, McKillop states that ac- 
cording to his findings, most of 
these relationships don't cross 
gender boundaries. Females 
and males usually perceive 
members of the same sex as 
enemies. 

McKillop, who came here 
from Iowa State University, 
believes the results of his en- 
emy perception research may 
provide clues to abetter under- 
standing of self concept devel- 



opment and how it forms and 
changes. The enemy relation- 
ship has been present through- 



enemies serve as a negative 
contrast to individuals, thus 
making it easier to define the 









out history, and therefore may self. Yet individuals with low 
play some role in defining the self-esteem may compare 
self.McKillop theorizes that themselves with their enemies. 



In addition to his research. 
Dr. McKillopcurrrently teaches 
Developmental Psychology 
and Statistics. Eventually, he 
would like to teach courses that 
would include the study of 
prejudice and discrimination. 

He has also expressed an 
interest in creating courses that 
would study persuasion and 
attitude change. All of these 
interests are a reflection of Dr. 
McKillop's reason for becom- 
ing a social psychologist. 

He believes that psychol- 
ogy is a young science, too 
young to be confident that its 
theories are positively affect- 
ingpeople. Therefore, he wants 
to participate and develop re- 
search that discovers "what 
works before we try it out." 

The combination of re- 
searcher and teacher is one of 
the reasons why McKillo.p is 
"happy to be here." Heencour- 
ages students to get involved in 
experimentation, so eventually 
the students will perceive re- 
search as an oppurtunity, not a 
chore. He wants experiments 
for students to become as easy 
as "looking up a word in the 
dictionary." 



The Writers' Union junta for 

the 1992-93 school year is as 

follows: 

Freshmen, Samantha Johnston, 

Ryan Walker 

Sophomores, Becky Bryant, 

Andrea Nolan 

Juniors, Ervin Meeks, Jennifer 

Reddish L 

Seniors, Tanya Cunic, Justin 

Cann 



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"Koon," from pg. 3 

ductivity of labor increases, 
capital increases its supply of 
labor more quickly than its de- 
mand for laborers .... The 
condemnation of one part of 
the working class to enforced 
idleness by the over-work of 
the other part, and the converse, 
becomes a means of enriching 
the individual capitalists, and 
accelerates at the same time the 
production of the industrial 
reserve army on a scale corre- 
sponding with the advance of 
social accumulation." (Capital, 
401) 

Every piece of evidence avail- 
able confirms that thisisindeed 
^vhat is taking place. 

In 1981 American busi- 
nesses spent 128.68 billion on 
low plant and equipment; ex- 
penditure on new plant and 
equipment is projected to be 
182.81 billion in the manufac- 
turing sector this year. 

This is the reason why un- 
employment and productivity 
have both slowly risen. Yet if 
Marx's theory is to hold true, 
'hen the capitalists must be 



showing some benefit from this 
dynamic and the workers must 
be receiving no benefit. 

Theevidence bears thisout; 
since 1986, annual corporate 
profits have risen from 227.6 
billion to 336.9 billion, whereas 
per capita disposable income 
has risen by only $1844 (in 1987 
dollars). Overthepasttenyears, 
the consumer price index has 
also risen by 40%, creating the 
greatest concentration of wealth 
in our nation's history. 

For years, Marxists have 
wondered why capitalism has 
proven to be so durable, and 
many have posited that it has 
survived by expanding into the 
third world and exploiting the 
workers and resources there. 

Over the past two decades, 
jobs in the manufacturing sec- 
tor haveslowly declined. In the 
1980s the service sector ap- 
peared to be a safety valve. But 
there is a limit to how far the 
third world can be exploited, 
and there isa limit to how many 
fast food restaurants a nation 
can have. 

Both limits are drawing 
near, which is the real reason 



for the current (dare I say it?) 
depression. The GDP can grow 
forever and yet mean nothing if 
personal income does not grow 
at a rate sufficient to provide a 
market for these goods. 

There is no way to address 
this problem from within the 
capitalist system. 

Neither liberalism nor 
conservatism hold the answer 
to America's problems. Ulti- 
mately, the insatiable greed of 
American capitalism will prove 
to be its own undoing. More 
and more Americans will find 
themselves laid off, more and 
more Americans will find 
themselves impoverished, 
more Americans will be hungry 
and more Americans will be 
fed up and unwilling to accept 
the same old "blame the Japa- 
nese" arguments offered up by 
their elected representatives. 

When that day comes, 
change will not mean a new, 
improved, kinder, gent ler white 
bourgeois male in the White 
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"Evaluation," from 
Pg- 1 

Lamond noted that while 
he does not foresee any major 
curricular changes as a result of 
the survey, he hopes that there 
will be refinements in the de- 
partment. 

Dr. Thomas J. Cousincau, 
Professor of English and Direc- 
tor of the Graduate Program, is 
also optimistic about the pros- 
pect of an external evaluation. 
He said he looks forward to the 
process with an expectant atti- 
tude. 

Cousincau believes the En- 
glish department has the 
unique opportunity to receive 
frank opinions about its 
strengths and weaknesses. He 
said that because the college is 
isolated, faculty cannot as eas- 
ily discuss undergraduate 
studies with colleaguesat other 
institutions of higher learning. 

"Oneof the primary values 
of an external evaluation is that 
the reviewers can advise the 
administration and give sup- 
port to requests by the English 
department for additional 
staffing," he added. 

While Cousineau said the 
size of larger colleges allows 
for more experimental pro- 
grams than a smaller school 
such as Washington College, 
he noted that new faculty would 
augment the diversity of the 
department. 

The fact that proficiency of 
a foreign language is not re- 
quired is another topic of con- 
cern for Cousineau. He said 



thatspeaking foreign languages 
is a way of escaping provin- 
cialism at a time when 
multiculturalism has become 
such an important objective. 



our own problems," he stated. 
JDay said he expects to learn 
both what other good schools 
are doing and how to run a 
better Creative Writing Pro- 



Assistant Professor of English, 
agreed that experienced col- 
leagues from different institu- 
tions will give the department 
different and valuable perspec- 



There's a reluctance even to entertain the 
possibility of any substantial curricular 
change ... As proof, I predict that a member 
of the English department will find 
somebody else, a student, or more likely a 
former student, who can be put up to writing 
in to the ELM to denounce me personally 
and invite me to either love Washington 
College or leave it. 



Cousineau isalsodisturbed 
by the number of English ma- 
jors that graduate from the 
college who do not have an 
adequate background in clas- 
sical and Biblical literature. 

'It is absolutely essential 
that students become ac- 
quainted with the literature of 
classical antiquity. It's unfor- 
tunate that it's not required and 
isn't even offered. 1 find that a 
glaring defect in our program," 
he stated. 

Professor Robert Day, Di- 
rector of the Creative Writing 
Program, believes the external 
review is a necessary process. 
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gram. He noted that the ad- 
vanced course in creative writ- 
ing could be changed from a 
general workshop to specific 
workshops focusing on fiction 
one year and poetry the next. 

The structure of the Senior 
Comprehensive Exam is an- 
other issue for the review team 
to consider, Day said. 

Because the college is 
privileged by the Sophie Kerr 
endowment and possesses ex- 
traordinary resources in En- 
glish and American literature, 
Day said that the review team 
shouldmeasurethedepartment 
by high standards. 

"The college has also 
earned the gift of fine, 
hardworking English majors, 
which is advantageous to our 
program," he said. 

Dr. Audrey Fessler is a 
more recent member of the En- 
glish department, as the 1992- 
93 academic year is only her 
second one. She feels the de- 
partment is interested in a 
healthy, rigorous review. 

"The review process will 
be healthy. I think it can be 
done so as to encourage us to 
develop without setting us at 
strife amongst ourselves," she 
stated. 

Fessler said that any 
changes will depend on how 
insightful and thorough the re- 
view is. She added that the 
department should be selective 
and inviteevaluators withopen 
minds and sound ideas who 
can step beyond their indi- 
vidual patterns. 

During the review process, 
Fessler hopes todetermine how 
frequently certain courses are 
taught. Knowing whether or 
not the department repeats 
courses too often could affect 
what is taught when so that 
students feel they have a vari- 
ety of choices, she said. 

Dr. Beverly Wolff, Visiting 



tives on the structure and con- 
tent of the curriculum. 

"[They] will give us ways 
in which we can re-evaluate 
ourselves, individually and as 
a functioning component of the 
college," she said. 

Because she teaches Forms 
of Literature and Composition 
to first-year students, Wolff 
stated that she is particularly 
interested in changes that may 
occur in writing skills and com- 
mon background courses. 

She also said she is curious 
to learn how her position and 
contributions are assessed by 
the review team. 

"Some visitors may bring 
experience with alternative 
programs to shed light on our 
weaknesses and strengths; they 
will evaluate us — but we'll 
also get to pick their brains," 
she stated. 

Robert Schreur was hired 
this year to teach Forms of Lit- 
erature and Composition. Even 
though he is a new English pro- 
fessor, he said he was initially 
impressed by the department's 
vitality. 

"The department has a 
strong, clear sense of what it 
wants to accomplish," hestated. 
Schreur added that while he 
has been at schools where the 
departments were defensive 
and anxious, Washington 
College's English program is 
confident and vibrant. 

He feels his role in the ex- 
ternal review is more a reflec- 
tion of the department's ability 
to hire able new recruits than 
an assessment of his individual 
contribution. 

Dr. Richard C. DeProspo, 
member of the English depart- 
ment and Chair of American 
Studies, is not optimistic about 
the prospect of an external re- 
view. He said hedoes not want 
to give legitimacy to a process 
which will have no outcome. 



In his experience at Wash- 
ington College, DeProspo said 
there was only one fundamen- 
tal academic reform, which took 
place during the late 50s and 
early 60s under the leadership 
of President Daniel Z. Gibson. 

At that time, DeProspo said 
the college was proudly ant 
intellectual, deplorably pro- 
vincial, a sports school and 
white racist men's academy, 
"Gibson had the vision of turn- 
ing the college into the Amhersl 
of the Eastern Shore," he stated. 

DeProspo said Gibson was 
committed to hiring professoi 
that could have gone to more 
credible institutions. 'There 
was a real attempt to raise stan- 
dards, but since then, there has 
been no significant academic 
reform, absolutely none," he 
noted. 

Since the college's aca- 
demic revolution, DeProspo 
said the attitude toward litera- 
ture which still predominates 
today is that it is something to 
be appreciated "over high tea 
and sherry." 

He added that the English 
program continues to be ruled 
in essence by Nick Newlin, 
former Chair of the depar tmenl 
who played an active role in the 
college's academic reform 
Newlin instituted the Forms 
Literature and Composition re 
quirement in the late 1950s. 

"Every effort has beer 
made to reassure the depart- 
ment that the administration 
will not invite people to do 
hatchetjobon the department,' 
he stated. "This review will 
result in no significant change 
whatsoever in thecuirjcqluirrj 
DeProspo said thatTvhlli 
he does not intend to speal 
candidly with the review tean 
should he be interviewed, hi 
has no problem speaking can 
didly to the ELM . "I trust stu 
dents a lot more than I truS 
anybody else," he noted. 

He said that whenever hi 
has attempted to seek reforn 
through official channels,heh3i 
been punished and personal') 
attacked. 

"There's a reluctance evef 
to entertain the possibility 
any substantial curricula 
change," DeProspo said. "A* 
proof, 1 predict that a membc 
of the English department w 
find somebody else, a student 
ormore likely a formerstudenl 
who can be put up to writing'' 
to the ELM to denounce rrt 
personally and invite me to ei 
ther love Washington Colleg* 
or leave it." 



Rugg's Recommendations on 
the Colleges, Ninth Edition, bj 
Frederick E. Rugg, ispublished 
by Rugg's Recommend ationfc 
Sarasota, Florida. 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



13^ 

September 18, 1992 



William Hardie, Art Critic, Speaks to ELM 



Jen nifer Gray Reddish 

S&E fcditor 



On September 2, 1992, 
William Hardie lectured on the 
works of David Hockney in the 
Sophie Kerr Room. 

Hardie' s resume lists an 
impressive career in the art 
world. He read Modern Lan- 
guages at Glasgow University 
where he later worked as an 
Assistant to the Fine Arts De- 
partment. In 1984 he founded 
William Hardie Limited, which 
specializes in art consulting. 

He opened the Washington 
Gallery in 1986 and the William 
Hardie Gallery in Glasgow's 
West Regent Street in 1990. His 
book, Larousse Dictionary of 
Modern Art, explores the mod- 
■fcrrairt world with breadth and 
with clarity. 

With these credentials, 
Hardie gave an engaging lec- 
ture that held the interest of 
even the most novice art 
conisseurs. 

His style intertwined personal 
anecdotes about the author and 
his art along with technical de- 
tail, making Hackney's art more 
attainable to the audience. 

The highlight of the 



evening was slides of 
Hackney's work. Even though 
slides cannot accurately repro- 
duce a painting, Hockney's 
passion and talent survived the 
transition from canvas to film. 
With each slide a rush of ex- 
citement came from the audi- 
ence, as the artist's use of re- 
verse perspective involved the 
audience from the first glance. 

To fully understand the 
innovative technique of 
Hockney's work, one must un- 
derstand reverse perspective. 
In Hardie's words, reverse per- 
spective "simply means that 
large things are rendered small 
and small things rendered 
large." 

For example, a reverse 
perspective painting would 
showa roadsmallthatbecomes 
larger as it progresses away 
from the reader, rather than the 
traditional technqiue of paint- 
ing "reality," in which the road 
seems larger and closer to the 
reader and then diminishes as 
it moves further away in the 
picture. 

Some of Hockney's work 
seems to poke fun at the "old- 
school" useof perspective. One 
painting has wooden slats used 



to show the illusion of the depth 
in the work. Another painting 
shows the problems of tradi- 
tional perspective, as it displays 
a man on a mountain lighting 
his pipe from the match of a 
woman leaning from the win- 
dow of a building that is "near" 
the viewer. 

Either the man in the 
painting has arms a hundred 
miles long, or Hockney has 
detected an almost comic mis- 
take made in traditional per- 
spective technique. 

As Hardie said about 
Hockney's use of reverse per- 
spective, "do the subjects seem 
any less real drawn in this 
manner than in the traditional 
way? No." 

Hockney paintings cut 
close to humanemotion. He was 
a student of the Cubism school, 
and paintings done in this style 
show all the perspectives and 
give the audience a sense of 
walking around the subject, 
experiencing it entirely. 

In essence, Hockney tries 
to invade the audience's per- 
sonal space, drawninghim into 
his life and his message by en- 
compassing the viewer into the 
world of the picture. 



Each phase of Hockney's 
work reflects a personal insight. 
The son of a liberal working 
class family, his father cam- 
paigned against war and his 
mother was a religious veg- 
etarian. Hockney never feared 
stating his views. 

His phase of paintings 
known as the "Love Paintings" 
and the "Shower Paintings" 
proclaim his homosexuality as 
well as his artistic talent. 

Other paintings suchas The 
Bigger Splash also display his 
spontaneous style and tech- 
nique. Another of the Walt 
Whitman inspired "Swimming 
Pool" paintings, Portrait of the 
Artist features two people, a 
signature of Hockney's. 

Perhaps the most fascinat- 
ing aspect of this portrait was 
the pool itself. Hockney cap- 
tures the complex patterns of 
light as it bounces from the 
pool's bottom on canvas. 

Greatly affected by the 
works of Picasso, Hockney saw 
his first Picasso exhibit in 1960 
but did not begin to use the his 
discoveries until after the 
artist's death in 1970. Many of 
his paintings since that time 



have the classic "two-eyed- 
Picasso-esque" look. 

His later works include 
many photographs placed to- 
gether to create one piece called 
a "joiner". He has also created 
large paintings whose oriental 
scroll-like borders make the 
viewer's eye travel around the 
paintings, creating a definite 
sense of time. 

Hockney is currently de- 
signing sets for the Opera 
House at Covent Garden for its 
production of Stauss's Del 
Franco Ohne Schatten which 
will appear in November. 

His newest paintings will 
be featured in a one-person- 
show next year at William 
Hardie's Washington Gallery 
in Glasgow. This exhibit will 
be Hardie's first after a long 
hiatus from the art show circuit. 

Hardie summarized the 
effect of Hockney's work by 
describing the artist personally. 
"He is a very nice man who is 
alert and intellectually stimu- 
lating. He has strong opinions 
about everything and is not 
afraid to express them. Over- 
all, David Hockney is simply a 
pleasure with whom to be." 



Spilich Publishes Alzheimer's Research 



Tanya L. Cu nic 
Stiff Writer 



Go to the Psychology De- 
partment Lounge sometime. It 
is located on the second floor in 
Dunning. There will be a long 
line of psychology majors 
waiting to meet with Dr. George 
Spilich. 

He gives new meaning to 
the word busy. Spilich cur- 
rently conducts research on 
smoking and memory loss, 
teaches a full course load, ad- 
vises seniors on a number of 
timely issues (graduate school, 
theses) — and by the way, his 
*ew book hit the stands on 
September eighth. 

Neurodevelopment, Aging 
an d Cognition, published by 
Birkhauser, is the result of a 
conference that was held in 
Jugoslavia 



Alzheimer's disease. The pur- 
pose of this conference was to 
bring the world's top research- 
ers in one place to discuss this 
growing dementia. 

It gave researchers from 
variouspsychological fields the 
oppurtunity to present papers 
and informally discuss the 
possiblities of integrating ex- 
perimental procedures in order 
to understand this progressive 
disease better. 

These papers were con- 
verted into essays which are 
listed in the categories of 
"neurodevelopment, neuro- 
science, cognitive science, and 
clinical applications." The re- 
sult is a comprehensive text in 
which any person can receive a 
broad understanding of 
Alzheimer's disease. 

Although four editors are 



credited on the book cover, Dr. 
Spilich, with the help of his re- 
search assistant Dianna Holden, 
were the only editors of the text. 

Two of the listed editors 
were unable to participate in 
the process due to the war that 
broke out in Yugoslavia, and 
the other declined the position. 

Dr. Spilich refined the series 
of essays for over one year be- 
fore it was ready for publica- 
tion. Although the process was 
timely,and according to Spilich 
sometimes "a pain," it was well 
worth the effort. 

He believes 

Neurodevelopment, Aging and 
Cognition will not only add to a 
better understanding of "the 
needs of the elderly cohort," 
but will ultimately aid in fusing 
the broad areas of psychologi- 
cal research for one solution. 



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September 18, 1992 



Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Field Hockey Recovers From 
Season Opener 



Rene£ Guckert 



Staff Writer 

After a disappointing loss 
to Dickinson College, the WC 
field hockey team thundered 
back to beat both Wesley and 
FDU Madison at the WAC last 
week. Thewinningsteakbegan 
with a 3-0 shut-out against 
Wesley. Just five minutes into 



sisted by Mayr, put a clean shot 
into the goal on yet another 
penalty comer with 19:36 re- 
maining in the half. The last of 
the three goals was driven 
down the throat of the Wesley 
goaltender by Liz Olivere and 
assisted by Marie Mohler. 

"I think everything just re- 
ally seemed to click for us 
against Wesley," commented 




_• 
- 

Renee Guckert stabs one past the keeper 



the game, Marie 'The Breather" 
Mohler fired a shot into the goal, 
assisted by Heather "The 
Woman" Mayr on a penalty 
corner. 

Following Mohler's lead, 
Eleanor Shriver, once again as- 



sophomore Amy Barrell. 'The 
communication was good and 
everyone really hustled 
throughout the entire game." 

The Shorewomen out-shot 
the frustrated Wesley team 35- 
3, and despite severe heat were 



able to dominate the majority 
of the contest. Senior Amy 
McGeary stood out on defen- 
sive plays and recoveries as well 
as attempting two out of the 
three penalty strokes awarded 
to Washington during the 
course of the game. 

Then, lastSaturday, the WC 
Shorewomen trampled a tough 
FDU-Madison team with an- 
other shut-out on their home 
turf. Junior Renee Guckert 
scored the lone goal, unassisted, 
with 20:1 2 remaining in the first 
half. With fierce desire and 
unlimited effort from both the 
forward line and the defense, 
the WAC hockey team was 
again unstoppable. 

Jen Hanifee and Heather 
Mayr led the defense, keeping 
Farleigh Dickinson out of scor- 
ing range and helping to keep 
the ball in WC's offensive end. 
Goalie Brigid DeVries, sliding 
and diving about the goal, 
chalked up eight saves, giving 
her a total of eighteen for the 
season . Attack wings Amy 
Barrell and Marie Mohler con- 
tinuously raced down the side- 
lines, keeping the ball in play 
and away from a fierce FDU 
squad. 

Stated DeVries, "I am re- 
ally very excited for the rest of 
our season. With the enthusi- 
asm of the freshmen and the 
determination of the upper- 
classmen, we should be able to 
go far — hopefully, all the way 
to the MAC finals." The 
Shorewomen's next home game 
is Saturday, September 26 
against MAC rival, 

Elizabethto wn College, but look 
for the results of yesterday's 
contest versus Catholic Uni- 
versity in next week's issue. 



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Soccer Drops 
Three in a Row 



Tason Rons t ad t 



Staff Writer 

Since the successful outing 
against Lebanon Valley in the 
season opener, things have run 
awry for the Shoremen soccer 
team. Playing hard with tal- 
ented yet inexperienced per- 
sonnel has forced the team to 
drop their last three contests 
which were games, according 
to Assistant Coach Jack 



lineup, an obvious indication 
that coaches Helbling and 
Schaefer are still feeling out a 
group which is almost com- 
pletely new to them. 

Yet all is not amiss out on 
Kibler Field. Junior forwards 
Rory Conway and Chris Gra- 
ham have provided a potent 
offensive spark at the helm of 
the Shoremen attack combin- 
ing for four goalsand one assist 
to date. Senior mid-fielders 




Rory "Let's Griff" Conway rises to the occasion 



Schaefer, that were lost due to 
"a lack of hunger and experi- 
ence." Said Coach Schaefer, 
"We have a lot of great young 
talent and every so often we see 
sparksofpotential. Butitisstill 
too early — the team needs 
more time to gel." 

The three losses include a 
2-3 fall against Lancaster Bible, 
a hard fought 1-3 battle to a 
talented Dickinson squad, and 
the latest 1-3 loss to Salisbury 
State. In each of these three 
games the Shoremen took the 
field with a different starting 



Charlie "Can I borrow some 
Money" Linehan and Chris 
"Flea" Kleberg have provided 
a strong example for tW 
younger players to emulate 
And goaltender Greg Miller, i" 
only his second season, has been 
tougher than ever in the net fo> 
the Shoremen. 

The team continued i ls 
busy schedule this week, trai 
eling to Saint Mary's College 
on Sept.l 7th (to be covered ne>' 
week), followed by anothei 
away match-up versus CathO' 
lie University this Sunday, Sep- 
tember 20th. 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



15^ 

September 18, 1992 



Crew Poised for f 92 



Melissa Harmeyer 

Staff Writer 

Although the fall has a less 
serious racing circuit than the 



ing on the women's varsity po- 
sition. Mike Davenport is the 
men's varsity head coach and 
will receive help from former 
WACrower Will Brandenburg. 




Crew strokes hard out on the Chester 



spring, the Men's and Women's 
Noviceand Varsity Crew teams 
are looking forward to a very 
exciting autumn season. Both 
womens teams have new 
coaches this season. BethSpeer 
will be taking on the novice 
side of things while last year's 
mens novice coach will be tak- 



Another former WAC rower, 
Matt Conaty has returned to 
coach the men's novice unit. 

The women's varsity has the 
largest, most experienced squad 
they have had in several years. 
Along with several new fresh- 
man recruits, the men's varsity 
has a couple of returning row- 



ers as well. While the Fall is 
dedicated to training and 
teaching skills, the spring is the 
true racing season. 

Yet, the W.C. rowers are 
competing in several regattas 
throughout the Fall of '92. The 
Varsity begins the season on 
October 10th at the Head of the 
Patapsco in Baltimore, Mary 
land. Over Fall Break, the 
Womens Varsity 8 and Ray 
Hemdon's Mens Lightweight 
Single are competing in the 
Head of the Charles in Boston, 
a great honor since this is the 
world's largest regatta. Then 
on October 24th the Varsity 
teams head to Philadelphia to 
race in the Head of the 
Schuylkill. Head of the 
Occoquan is on Halloween and 
the Frostbi te Regatta on the 21 st 
of November will end the Fall 
season. 

Overall, Washington College 
Rowing looks experienced as 
they are seen as "the team to 
beat." Coach Davenport hopes 
to see good results this year! 



Sho 'women Upset In First 
Two Confrontations 



Tyler McCarthy 



Staff Writer 

The women's volleyball 
leam fell to 0-1 after their match 
against Notre Dame this past 
Wednesday. Simply put, 'The 
other team had a lot more ex- 
perience playing as a squad," 
said Miriam Jecelin. 

The Shore women set ou t to 
■ome home with a victory but 
ihe young squad proved they 
still need more time to develop 
J s a cohesive unit. Again, the 
six starters were Beverly Diaz, 
' u 'ie Dill, Miriam Jecelin, Jen 
Dixon, Michelle Chin, and 
Courtney Myers. 

As expected, the defensive 
?ants, Beverly Diaz and Julie 
D'll, had a strong performance 
J nd tried their best to bring the 
squad together. But, try as they 
■tight, with the lack of court 
experience as well as poor 
: °mmunication, the downfall 
if the rotation was soon real- 
zed. "We started off very well 

everyone was talking but 
" e still lacked the know-how 
le eded to win the match," said 
ecelin. Despite the loss, the 
^ad remained positive as they 
^ected on their play. 

The Shore women then took 
' r °ad trip up to Gettysbu rg for 
"°Cetrysburg Invitational this 
>ast weekend where they came 
'P Against Western Maryland, 



Seton Hall, and Albright Col- 
lege. Losing all three matches, 
they disappointingly returned 
home with a record of 0-4. 

The biggest setback of the 
three-game series came when 
WC's defensive wonder and 
team captain Beverly Diaz in- 
jured herself. Diaz went up for 
ablockinthefirstmatchagainst 
Western Maryland as a player 
from Western Maryland's f ron t 
line inadvertently fell under the 
net causing Diaz to land im- 
properly, taking her out of the 
action for the rest of the week- 
end. 

The team's morale sagged 
as Diaz, their inspirational 
leader, was helped off the floor. 
Teammate Katina Duklewski 



was eager to fill her shoes, bu t i t 
was not enough as they eventu- 
ally dropped the match. 

"Overall this was a good 
learning experience and our 
hopes are still high as we push 
on through the rest of the sea- 
son," said Jecelin. 

The Shorewomen played 
Tuesday, September 1 5, against 
Widener and then on Thurs- 
day, September 17, against 
Catholic University and wind 
the week down with Dickinson 
on Saturday, September 19 (all 
to be covered next week). The 
Shorewomen will have the 
home court advantage versus 
Dickinson at the Cain Dome so 
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force! 



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See Article, pg. I 



Scores 



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'The Anonymous Speaker has no True Voice' 



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Volume 63, Number Five • September 25, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



College Explores Plans 
for Larger Enrollment 



Jas on Ronstadt 

Staff Writer 

During the September 11 
Board of Visitorsand Go venors 
meeting at Wye Woods and the 
first faculty meetingof theyear. 
President Charles H. Trout, in 
conjunction with the Academic 
Affairs Committee, announced 
that the college was exploring 
an increase in the size of the 
student body. 

Washington College pres- 
ently has 923 students, and the 
board overwhelmingly agreed 
that expanding the student 
population to 1200 over the 
course of five to eight years 
would help strengthen both the 
curricular and co-curricular 
activity at the school. 

While larger enrollment 
would increase the applicant 
pool by a dramatic margin, 
whether or not the college's 
budget can keep pace with a 
growth rate that would increase 
the student population by 
nearly one-third remains an 



unanswered question. 

"The larger enrollment will 
create more revenues which 
would facilitate the building of 
a new academic center and 
dorms," President Trout said. 
"It would also allow for the 
hiring of new faculty. We are 
looking to produce a critical 
mass that would support more 
curricular and co-curricular 
activity throughout the school." 

Some Washington College 
students fear that although 
larger enrollment means more 
revenue, the cost of tuition will 
increase in order to fund current 
projects such as the new Daly 
Academic Building. 

One sophomore who asked 
not to be identified described 
the possible plans for expansion 
as ridiculous. "Students come 
here because they are looking 
for a small college. The dorms 
are cramped as it is, and we 
don't want any more 'fuggly' 
buildings in our backyards." 

Kevin Coveney, Vice Presi- 
dent for Admissions and En- 



rollment Management, ad- 
dressed the issue of a possible 
tuition increase. "Students at 
this school already pay a good 
amount," he said. "What I'd 
prefer to see is a gradual in- 
crease in enrollment and see 
how the school is doing 
at,say,l,050. We're at the point 
now where even if we did in- 
crease tuition, we'd probobly 
end up raising financial aid." 

Coveney cited the SAT 
College Plans and Preference 
Study as evidence that in- 
creased enrollment would 
benefit the college. "When 
students taking the SAT were 
asked what size of school they 
would like to attend, only 6.7% 
said they would prefer a school 
with under 1,000 enrolled. 

"But once the enrollment 
was increased to between 1,000 
and 5,000, the percentage of 
interested students rose to 
29.6%. Such an increase in the 
applicant pool would result in 
more applicants who do not 
need financial aid." 



Chief Bradley is a 
"Good Neighbor" 



Martha Kimura 



Staff Writer 

On Saturday, September 
19, the Old Chestertown 
Neighborhood Association 
presented the first annual Good 
Neighbor Award, designed to 
promote a more community- 
oriented atmosphere. 

The award, given in recog- 
nition for service to the com- 
munity, was presented to the 
Chief of Police, Wayne Bradley. 

Bradley has been the Chief 
of Police for over one year, 
during which time he has be- 
come an integral part of the 
community. He has been an 
a ctive member in the drug task 
'°rce and has participated in 
the Drug Awareness program. 

He has also instituted foot 

an d bike patrols. Bradley is 

currently addressing the park- 

In g problem in Chestertown. 

Betty Ann Connolley, 




President Connolley presents 

"good neighbor" Chief Bradley 

with award 

President of the Old 
Chestertown Neighborhood 
Association, presented the 
award. She said that Chief 
Bradley "genuinely caresabout 
people and problems." 



Initiative 
Begins in 
Force 

Patrick Geissel 

Staff Writer 

In an effort to make 
Chestertown safer for its citi- 
zens, the Police Department of 
Chestertown, in conjunction 
with the Kent County Sheriff's 
Office and the Maryland State 
Police, has initiated the 
Chestertown Community Po- 
licing Initiative. 

Officers will be conducting 
foot patrols in areas that have 
been identified as trouble spots, 
including portions of High 
Street. Dogs will be used in 
certain patrols to detect illegal 
drugs. 

The Washington College 
campus is not targeted as a 
problem area. 

Chestertown police say 
they hope to have the coopera- 

See "Police/' pg. 9 



Assault Victims 
Offered On Campus 
Counseling 



Martha Kimura 



Staff Writer 

In response to the alarming 
number of assault victims on 
campus, Washington College 
has allowed For All Seasons, a 
voluntary non-profit agency, to 
counsel at the college's Health 
Services every Thursday. 

The agency provides con- 
fidential counseling for both 
male and female assault vic- 
tims. 

For All Seasons provides 
therapy, educationand support 
on both an individual and 
group basis in counties that are 
unable to give financial support 
to such programs. 

In addition to the counsel- 
ingservicesavailable for assault 
victims, For All Seasons also 
provides an Anger/Violence 
group, designed to help victims 
of violence outside the family 



unit; a batterers group for men 
convicted of domestic violence; 
private counseling; and a 
speaker's bureau to provide 
information on rape, sexual 
assault, and violcnceand anger 
control. 

For All Seasons directs its 
Crisis Center from Easton, 
Maryland and has offices on 
400 High Street in Chestertown. 
TheCrisis Center opera tcsa 24- 
hour hotline in case of rape. 

The Center also offers free 
counseling for both the victim 
and his or her family and 
friends. The counselors will 
provide support in the event 
that the victim chooses to press 
charges. 

Educational programs are 
available upon request. 

For more information con- 
tactTami Laursen at 1-800-310- 
7273. The Crisis Center can be 
reached at (41 OJ820-5600. 



Inside 



Vote America, See 
Pg. 5 



New Dorm Senators 
Elected, See pg. 8 



Daigle in Japan, See 
Pg- 4 



This Week's Film 
Barton Fink, See pg. 
7 



Business 

Management Under 
Review, pg. 5 



September 25, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Bigger Campus, Bigger Pockets 

Okay, so it's not final. The college has not passed any resolutions to 
increase the size of the student body. They present themselves, via our 
President, as "exploring the possibilities." Let's just say they are avidly 
exploring them. 

Simply put, more students means more revenue. Revenue comes from 
several sources: student tuition, sub-businesses (the bookstore, snack bar, 
catering and summer conferences, for example), endowment fund interest 
Income, investment of liquid funds, and donations from private citizens and 
corporations. The state of Maryland does put a penny or two into the till, but 
Governor William Donald Schaefer is suggesting cutting our pennies by 25 
percent. 

Expenses are probably too numerous to list, but one expense which the 
Board of Visitors and Governors has become extremely concerned with of 
late is that of financial aid. 

Between 65 and 70 percent of WC students receive some sort of financial 
aid, from Federal Pell Grants to Maryland State aid to College scholarships 
based on both need and merit. 

When you check all this in theledger, it means that almost three-quarters 
of the students are not paying the $17,000+ per year to attend school and live 
here. 

Other factors which mean red ink are students who live off-campus, 
don't eat on the 19-meal plan, and attend abroad programs. 

So the problems (aside from the recession) which affect the (lack of) 
college income all lead to students. Let's examine these one at a time. 

• Financial Aid: During the September 11 meeting of the Board, the 
figure S5.2 million was^i traffic-stopper. This.is the financial aid budget for 
the year. Please compare this with another popular figure, the S5.6 million 
required to build the Daly Academic Building. 

What's the heart attack? $22 million of this was spent on our wonder- 
fully diverse and scientific- minded freshman class. That means 42 percent of 
the total budget; 78 percent of the class of '96 receives some form of aid, and 
not all of that is given out by the college. 

Men in tics shook their heads in disbelief. "We bought them, didn't we?" 
said one guy, and the audience didn't knpw whether to laugh or cry. 

Kevin Coveney told them that "we got what we paid for" by detailing 
just what a lovely crop of frosh the new students are. More valedictorians, 
higher SAT's, just generally better stats than the previous year, including 
sheer number. 

Not, however, including Aid received. The debated turned to one that 
questioned the ultimate merit in giving out lots of merit scholarships. Need- 
based is the way to go, they said, so we can avoid a rich smart kid getting out 
of paying his or her way if Mommy & Daddy can afford it. 

SGA President Jen Del Nero and I, the only students in attendance, took 
our tums at shaking in disbelief. 'They bought me, how about you," we said 
almost simultaneously. 

• Study Abroad: Dean Wubbels wants to revamp and revitalize the Junior 
Year Abroad program so that more of us can have an opportunity to go. And 
if Dean Maxcy had his way, we'd all go abroad, at least for a semester. 

But another clever Board member had another clever idea: "Why don't 
we send our Financial Aid students abroad and make the full-tuition ones 
stay?" 

Har, Har, Har. Because if those of us who can barely afford to go here, 
go abroad, you take away those well-earned scholarships you were so loath 
to give us in the first place (so our senior year is even more destitute for us, 
but real nice for you: we have to return to full tuition. 

• MoreFull Board PlanStudents: Niceawards. And seriously, folks, nice food 
(1 challenge any of you to eat at Goucher,Frostburg State, or Loyola and then 
come back here and complain). But cut it out with the funky bands and tents 
and guys on stilts and one-day deco rations. Save yourselves money. Youonly 
shock us with your kitsch so that our stomachs hold even less of your hard - 
prepared feasts. 

• More students on campus: WHOA. Stop. Wait. There are 14 dorms on 
campus, and 923 students. This is 65.9 students per dorm. Some of us wonder 
if there's that many students actually living in some dorms. Assume that 5.6 
percent of students (or 164) live off-campus (because 5 out of 28 dorm 
senators represent the oc sector). This means that 54.2 students ARE AS- 
SICNEDTO EACH DORM (in theoretical figures, of course). How can they 
possibly ask for more? 

This returns me to my original point: how good an idea is it togetbigger? 
If we need more housing now, how can we build fast enough for an increase? 
If there aren't enough public Macs and parking places and singles for seniors 
and professors of all persuasions now, will the discrepancy get sharper with 
numbers or will the college act on these very real complaints? 

'If you build it, they will come was theoutlook when the new SuperFresh 
— I mean Lifetime Fitness Center — was built. 

I counter "If they come, will you build it?" 



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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 

GRAA President 

Condemns 

Discrimination 



To the Editor: 

I couldn't agree more with 
Rebacca Bryant's article in the 
September 18th publication of 
THE ELM, titled On Being 
"Straight" in a "Gay" Organiza- 
tion — no one should be judged 
on the basis of sexual prefer- 
ence. Though not an officer, I 
am a member and strong 
supportor of the GALA organi- 
zation, finding their goals of 
respect and equality synony- 
mous with my organization, 
The Gender Relations Aware- 
ness Alliance. 

I am amazed at the Igno- 
rance revealed in the hate-mail 
and comments reported by 
those affiliated with GALA. 
Assuming that a liberal arts 
education encourages mature 
inquiry into areas of contro- 
versy, I find the ridicule and 
abuse outrageous. If commu- 
nication is truly an area the 
human race takes pride in 
mastering, I have certainly seen 
no evidence of it here. 

One of my dearest friends 
made the choice to become a 
lesbian two years ago; I have 
known this beautifull and in- 
telligent woman nearly five- 



years now, and our friendship 
has grown only stronger. We 
see each other through the eyes 
of equality, one human to an- 
other. The pessimism of this 
campus angers me because, like 
all homo-orbisexuals, her value 
as a human beinbg has not been 
altered by her decision. 

As a. woman, I face both 
suble and blatant discrimina- 
tion, which only strengthens my 
comprehension and support of 
a group like GALA. No more 
than you have to burn bras or 
beat a drum to join my organi- 
zation do you have to be gay to 
join this one: we are both work- 
ing for the recognition of our 
common humanity. 

Lynn Clifford, President 
Gender Relations 



Brite & Blinkie 
Abusing their 
Powers 



To the Editor: 

We are mortified by the 
cruelty with which Krystal Brite 
and Twinkie Blinkie treat out 
lives and futures. As steadfast 
believers in the science of As- 
trology and after consultation 
with our own personal psychic 
interpreters, we can only as- 
sume that these two are callous, 
miserable wretches who lead 
shallow lives and only amuse 
themselves by intentionally 
forecastingdoomin our futures 
They are an insult to your oth- 
erwise credible and honesl 
newspaper. These two hooli* 
gans are abusing your publica- 
tion with their tomfoolery. Take 
a stand. Out with those villans! 
Out! 

Gratefully, 
Nathan Harned 
Erin Page 



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Washington College ELM 



Features 



September 25, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



What the bourgeoisie, 
therefore, produces, above all, 
is its own grave-diggers. Its 
fall and the victory of the pro- 
letariat are equally inevitable. 
-Karl Marx, 
The Communist Manifesto 

Last week's column dealt 
with the reasons for the insta- 
bility of capitalism ona national 
scale. With last week's crisis in 
the European Monetary Sys- 
tem, I thought that it would be 
appropriate this week to ad- 
dress the question of the capi- 
talist crisis on an international 
scale. 

Since thedeath of Marx one 
of the most critical questions 
confronting Marxists has been 
"Why has capitalism endured 
so long?" The answer offered 
by most Marxists is that impe- 
rialism has served to prop it up. 
Yet when the leading empires 
fell apart in the decades fol- 
lowing World War II, a new 
explanation was needed. And 
so the idea of nco-imperialism 
was developed. 

This imperialism takes the 
form of economic exploitation 
of the third world by the first 
world — exploitation which is 
made possible not by gunboats 
but by unfair trading practices 
and usury on a grand scale. 

Today, another trend in 
capitalism has become appar- 
ent. During the heyday of the 
European powersempires were 
not based on geographical lo- 
cation but rather upon histori- 
cal precedent. The Portuguese 
controlled Angola because they 
conquered it before any other 



European power, and the Bel- 
gians controlled the Congo for 
the same reason. 

With the collapse of the 
Soviet Union and the increasing 
crisis of capitalism, the days of 
far-flungempiresareover. The 
economic empires of today are 
to be based upon proximity so 
that they might exploit re- 
sources and populations more 
efficiently. 

These economicblocs serve 
to prolong the capi talist system 
in another way as well; they 
ameliorate inter-capitalist ri- 
valry. TheEuropeanEconomic 
Community and the North 
American Free Trade Zone will 
ensure economic dependency 
and eliminate the primary 
causes of national territorial 
aggrandizemen t . 

The "Greater East- Asia Co- 
prosperity Sphere" was a goal 
which Japan could not realize 
through war. Yet, it appears 
that it shall be successful in 
doing so through economic 
imperialism. 

Today, we live in a world 
of "International Capitalism" 
where national boundaries are 
becoming less inhibitory of free 
flow of capital, labor, and 
goods. This improves the effi- 
ciency of capitalism many fold. 
As the return on investments 
from high growth areas such as 
Mexico and China are realized 
by first world investors, the 
interests of individual capital- 
ist states will be served well by 
such a system. 

Obviously, capitalism has 

See "Koon" pg. 9 



CAMPUS VOICES 

By Dude 



Do you have a cigarette, and if so, what kind? 




No. I don't smoke. Not at all 
Kerri Haskins 
Freshman 
New Hope PA 



No, but sometimes I smoke Yeah... Camel Lights, 

clove cigarettes at parties. Eric Fuchs 

Chris Rummell Freshman 

Senior Sarasota, FL. 
Dover, DE 




Yeah, I do but I bummed it off 

of somebody else. It'sa menthol 

so you probably wouldn't it 

anyway. 

Belinda McLeod 

Senior 

Greenwich, CT 



No... well I smoke, but only at 
parties. Whatever I can mooch. 
Matt Langan 
Junior 
Vienna, VA 



No, I don't... I'm sorry. There's 
some on the windowsill in the 
stairwell [in Reidj, though. 
Susan Batten 
Senior 
Charlottesville, VA 



Open Forum: On Murphy Brown and Moderation 



Open Forum is a weekly op/ed 
column available to all members of 
the Washington College commu- 
nity. Queries may be made as to 
suitability to the Editor-in-Chief 
(ext. 8585) or Features Editor (ext. 
8766). Submission deadline is 
Wednesday at6p.m.for that week's 
paper. Articles are not to exceed 
1000 words. 

Eve Zartman is a sophomore 
planning on majoring in Interna- 
tional Studies. She is a dorm 
senator for Reid Hall and vice- 
president of the sophomore class. 

"If s just Dan Quayle" was 
what Frank Fontain said on 
Monday night's Murphy Brown 



season premier when con- 
fronted with the Dan Quayle 
speech about family values. 1 
want the Washington College 
community and all those read- 



Eve C. 

Zartman 



ing this article to know that a 
growing number of Republi- 
cans feel the same way as Frank 
Fontain. It is just Dan Quale's 



position and not that of all Re- 
publicans. There are people 
who use single parenthood as 
an example of the plummeting 
moral values in our society. 
And there are the others who 
simply see it as the way of the 
times and do their best to sup- 
port those who choose or have 
tolive that lifestyle. As Murphy 
Brown said, and I believe any 
single parent would agree, it is 
not easy being a single parent, 
and it is not an easy decision to 
make. 

Yet, this article is not really 
about single parenthood. It is 
to let people know that the Re- 
publican image that is coming 



from the far right is far from 
representing the majority of the 
Republican party. After having 
been born a political brat, 
worked on the Hill and the Re- 
publican National Committee, 
and ha vingjustcome back from 
the convention in Houston, 1 
can tell you that what the 
American people saw on their 
Democrat-biased news cover- 
age is not the entire truth. 

The speeches that were 
shown on prime time were not 
the speeches of the more liberal 
women or of the minorities who 
believe that the Republican 
party addressed minority is- 
sues. The mediadidnotinclude 



coverage of the woman who 
spokeofhow the AIDS problem 
is being treated by the 
administration's policies. These 
are people high up in the party 
who are supported despite the 
fact they do not agree with ev- 
erything the platform states. 

There are many conserva- 
tive Democratsas well as many 
liberal Republicans who agree 
on many issues. For example, I 
consider myself a social liberal 
and a fiscal conservative, yet 
the majority of my opinionsare 
expressed by the Republican 

See "Zartman" 



September 25, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



Back in the Spotlight Again: DaigleTakes Kyoto 



Jason Truax 



Features Editor 

Dale Daigle's involvement 
in Asian Theater goes back 
seven years and all the way to 



tional group of actors to study 
at the Kyoto Performance Insti- 
tute, a school open only by spe- 
cial invitation. The group ex- 
plored the mixing of many dif- 
ferent theatrical styles includ- 




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Interested mainly in the 
training techniques of actors 
and not performing, Daigle 
noted that Asian actors, espe- 
cially the Japanese, are rigor- 
ously trained. They train five 
to six hours a day starting at an 
early age. "The Japanese re- 
main a focused people who 
strive to be as good as they can 
be. Their commitment and 
dedication produces a virtuos- 
ity you don't see here." 

Although most of his time 
was spent training, the learn- 
ingdidnotendwiththeclasses. 
Daigle attended the theater 
three to four times a week, and 
saw traditional and contempo- 
rary performances by visiting 
Asian artists. He mostly stud- 
ied traditional theater, explain- 
ing that contemporary forms 
are an evolution of traditional 
theater. When asked about his 
favorite style of Japanese the- 
ater Daigle responded, "each 
form has its own appeal. I en- 
joy different things about each 
type." 

Contrary to what people 



Dale Daigle, the Sensai of WC drama 



Hawaii. He taught at the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii, which does 
an exchange with Asian Sensai s 
(masters of an art). 

This past summer Daigle, 
assistant professor of Drama at 
WC, studied Japanese theater 
for two months at the Kyoto 
Performance Institute, Japan. 
Daigle's trip was made possible 
by a visual artist grant from the 
Japan Foundation, aTraditional 
Theater Training scholarship, 
and funding from WC's faculty 
enhancement fund. 

Daigle joined an interna- 



may think, language was not a 
barrier. English was the com- 
monlanguageof the group. The 
Japanese language was used as 
a social necessity. Daigle 
learned to speak short simple 
sentences to communicate; it 
was not as difficult as he antici- 
pated. 

Because of his hands-on 
practical experience, Daigle be- 
lieves that he is capable of mak- 
ing various types of theater 
work for his classes at WC 
Daigle said he did not look 
solely for differences between 
various styles of theater, he 
looked for universals, cross 
cultural traits, which buildlinks 
between performing and 
teaching techniques. 

Students in any of Daigle's 
classes, especially his Tradi- 
tional Japanese Theater class, 
will notice the incorporation of 
the techniques Daigle learned 
while in Japan. Daigle is teach- 
ing Japanese Theater this se- 
mester for the second time since 
he arrived in the fall of '89 



ing Kabuki, a type of dance 
which is incorporated into the- 
atrical performances. Daigle's 
group was treated to an un- 
usual rarity: they were permit- 
ted to study under the Japanese 
"national treasure, Knsomme 
Fujimora. 

While at the institute, 
Daigle and the other students 
were given the opportunity to 
perform as well. Daigle por- 
trayed Urahima in the play of 
the same name. He also per- 
formed with two Italian actors 
in a Commedia dell'arte. 




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Germany 

Tanya L. Cunic 

Staff Writer 

What is your ideal of being 
a successful male? Do you con- 
sider yourself a feminist? What 
shapes your ideal of what a 
man's role should be? Do you 
have any female mentors? 

These are just some of the 
questions that Bridgette Win- 
chester and Tina McCuen were 
asking this summer in Ger- 
many. McCuen and Winches- 
ter traveled to Germany in or- 
der to study the issues and the 
implications regarding gender 
in this ever changing political 
climate. 

The travel and research was 
made possible by the Society of 
Junior Fellows,an organization 
of which both students are a 
part. This organization con- 
sists of members that have a 
GPA of 3.2 or above, display 
leadership and initiative in ex- 
tra-curricular activities and 
community programs. Mem- 
bers may then apply for re- 
search and internship grants. 
Both Winchester and McCuen 
received themaximumamount 
of research funding which was 
"very generous" and acknowl- 
edged their projects would not 
have been possible if it were 
not for the Society of Junior 
Fellow Grants. 

Although both were inter- 
ested in the issue of gender, the 
focus, thus the results, were 
radically different. Winchester 
lived in Berlin and interviewed 
women that were students at 
Freie Universitat. The nine 
women she interviewed ranged 
in age from 20 to 40 and had the 
same educational background . 
She spoke with these women 
for approximately an hour and 
a half each. Although she had 
memorized her list of questions, 
often the interview would stray. 
Winchester said that this was 
often the most interesting part 
of the research. 

Winchester said that al- 
though all the interviews were 
fascinating, one interview with 
a 47-year old women named 
Inga completely astounded her. 
According to Bridgette, Inga's 
father was a Russian POW, and 
when he returned, food was so 
scarce that he went out every- 
day in search of acorns in order 
to make acom soup. Inga and 
other female members of the 
community also actively helped 
in the rebuilding of Berlin after 
World War II. 

Although this is one of the 
many life reflections that were 

See "Germany," 
Pg. 9 



Washington College ELM 



September 25, 1992 



Business Management 
Scheduled for Review 



p ina Sansing 

Staff Writer 

Washington College's 
Business Management Depart- 
ment isoneof the areasof study 
scheduled for an external 
evaluation of its curriculum. 
The Egnlish, Modern Lan- 
guages and Art departments are 
also scheduled for review this 
year. 

The external survey of 
Business Management was 
originally scheduled to occur 
in either October or November. 
The evaluation had to be post- 
poned when one member of 
the review team cancelled. 

While finding a replace- 
ment for the team has delayed 
the evaluation, other members 
include a faculty member from 
Gettysburg College and a re- 
tired faculty member from In- 
diana State University. 

The quality of the 
department's program will be 
scrutinized, and Professor 
Terence Scout, Chair of Busi- 



ness Management, said the re- 
view should "make a good pro- 
gram better." 

Topics of concern for the 
evaluation include the appro- 
priateness of courses to the 
Business major and course con- 
tent. While individual faculty 
members will not be evaluated, 
the team will review the faculty 
as a whole. 

Scout said that faculty 
members of the Business Man- 
agement department welcome 
the review team and have not 
expressed any resistance to the 
external survey. 

While this type of evalua- 
tion has not been done before. 
President Trout said he would 
like to have an external review 
of all departments completed 
before the next Middle States 
Accreditation, which may oc- 
cur in the spring of 1994. 

Middle States reviews the 
entire college every ten years, 
and Trout hopes to continue 
the external evaluations on a 
rotating basis every five years. 



Photography 
Contest for 
College 
Students 



Photographer's Forum 
magazine and Nikon Inc. have 
announced the 13th Annual 
College Photography contest. 
Winning students will receive 
over $5,000 in cash, a Nikon 
N6006 AF SLR and a 35-70mm 
f/3.3-4.5 AF zoom lens as well 
asan exhibition at Nikon House 
in New York City during 1993. 

Winning photos will be 
published in the May 1 993 issue 
of Photographers Forum maga- 
zine, and all finalists will be 
published in the Best of College 
Photography Annual 1993. 

Enter as many black & 
white prints, color prints or 
slides as you wish (subject 
matter open). Entries will also 
be automatically considered for 
future issues of Photographer's 
Forum magazine. Entry forms 
are available at the ELM office 
in the basement of Reid Hall. 



WC for Vote America 



Tanya Allen 



Staff Writer 

As part of a nationwide ef- 
fort to promote voter aware- 
ness among undergraduates, 
Washington College for Vote 
America will give students the 
opportunity to participate in 
this year's election. 

In 1988, only 36% of 
America's 18 to 24 year olds 
voted in the Presidential elec- 
tion, and to prevent this from 
happening again thisyear, Vote 
America is working with stu- 
dents at colleges across the the 
nation so that student volun- 
teers can make it possible for 
everyone to register and have 
transportation to the voting 



Vote America will also 
provide information on absen- 
tee ballots for out-of-state stu- 
dents. 

Working with the Women's 
League for Women Voters, 
Washington College for Vote 
America will set up tables in 
the cafeteria to register students 
all next week, with the help of 
the men's crew team and other 
student volunteers. 

The last day to register is 
October 2. In November, the 
committee plans to provide 
culture vans so that students 
will be able to get to the elec- 
tions. 

In addition, the committee 
and will launch an advertising 
campaign to encourage every- 
one to vote. 



Wanted: 

Editor for Pegasus, WC's Yearbook. 

Apply in Writing to Richard Striner, 

Chair, Board of Publications. 



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Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 

September 25 - October 2 



Friday 25, Sunday 27-Monday 28 

Film Series: Barton Fink 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. t 



Friday 25 

Freshman Officer Election Petitions Due 
Student Affairs 

Saturday 26 

Greek Games Party 
Band: Gullian's Fun Deck 
CoffeeHouse, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
Admission: $2.00 Greek / $3.00 non- 
Greek 
$1.00 off with purchase of $8.00 t-shirt + 



Sunday 27 - Tuesday 29 
Rosh Hashana 

Sunday 27 

Greek Games 
Campus Lawn 
1:00 p..m. -4:00 p.m. 

Monday 28 

Meeting: Women's League of 

Washington College 
Minta Martin Lounge, 12:30 p.m. 

Life/Work Planning 

Career Center Library 

Spanish House, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

For information call ext. 7888 

Film: Martha Graham: An American 

Original in Performance 
Sponsored by Washington College Dance 

Club 
Casey Forum, 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday 29 
Jazz Class 

Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 
4:30 -6:00 p.m. 

Open Forum with President Trout 
CAC Commons Room, 7:30 p.m. t 

William James Forum: 

The Illusion of Free Choice in Our Market 

Driven Society 
Speaker: Robert Sorensen 
Hynson Lounge, 8:00 p.m. 

S.G.A. Meeting 
CAC Forum, 9:00 p.m. 



+ see related article 

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Inventions exhibit will beopen to the public in the Tawes Lobby, Gibson 
Performing Arts Center until October 2. 

Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, Maryland will run until October 19. 

Art Exhibit: Sue Tessem, The Imperial Hotel. 

Ancient Japan Exhibit with 256 objects, at the Arthur Sackler Gallery runs though November 1 



Wednesday 30 

Bach's Lunch 

Miller Library Terrace, 12:30 p.m. 

Internship Coordinator: 
Ms. Mary Baldwin, 
Organization of American States 
CAC Commons Room 
3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Class 
Dance Studio, BAJFLC, 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Snickers Comedy Club 
Featuring Judith Sloan at 7:30 p.m. 
& Disappear Fear at 8:15 p.m. 
CoffeeHouse, $1.00+ 

Thursday October 1 

Lecture: Dating in the Age of AIDS 
Speaker: Barbara Hema, 
AIDS coordinator for Harford, Cecil 
and Kent Counties 

Ballet Class 

Dance Studio, BAJLFC 

4:30 -6:00 p.m. 

McLain Lecture Series 
Speaker: Ms. Elizabeth Buckner 
Dunning Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. 

Freshman Election Speeches 
CoffeeHouse, 7:30 p.m. 

Washington College Community 

Chorus Rehearsal 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m 

Friday 2 - Saturday 3 

Theatrical Reading: Angels in America 




Angels in America 



Angels in America will hit 
the stage for a theatrical reading, 
Friday, October 2 - 3 in Tawes 
Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Written by 
Tony Kusher, the playbills itself 
as a fictional account of Roy 
Cohn and has made qui te a bang 
in the London theatre scene. 

WC's own Melanie Green, 
Ed Shroeder, Steve Brown, Cleo 
Patterson, Richard McKee, and 
Josh Buchman make up thecast. 

Pinpointing Angels' theme 
is almost impossible. It swarms 
through the muddled 
schitzophrenic problems of 
American life. Each character is 
faced with difficult problems 
and choices with AIDS, 
homosexulaity, religion, poli- 
tics and equal employment. 



They are people whose 
lives have given them tough 
choicesat a time when they have 
begun to question where they 
are, how they got there, and 
most important, what the hell 
they should do now. 

Directed by Dale Daigle, the 
play is not "for the faint of 
heart." Parental discression is 
advised. The play's premier in 
London has made rights to 
production unavailable. 
Though the actors will not be 
off-script, the content, not the 
sets or costumes, makes Angels 
a worthwhile play. 

As Heathersaid, "It's going 
to be great and fun. Everyone 
should come." 



Student Profile: 
Monita Airen 




Monita Airen represents the AOrc Sorority with intelligence 
and style. A native of Long Island, New York, Monita is a senior 
Biology major. 

A leader in her sorority since her sophomore year, Monita has 
held the positions of leadership and scholarship her first and 
second year, respectively. She is now president of AOtc as well as 
the resident assistant of the sorority's home, third floor Minta 
Martin. 

Monita has maintained Dean's List status each semester and 
was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa last year. She is presently 
coordinating the inactive Society of the Sciences and has recently 
been nominated to the Student Affairs Committee. 

Presently applying to over 26 medical schools, Monita hopes 
to become a surgeon. Despite her busy schedule,Monita still finds 
time to spend with her friends and family and have fun. 



Washington College ELM 



Arts & Entertainment 



September 25, 1992 



Illusions of Free Choice 



The William James Forum's 
first lecture will be Tuesday, in 
Hynson Lounge at 8:00 p.m. 
The guest speaker, Robert C. 
Sorensen's talk will concern Il- 
lusions of Free Choice in Our 
Market-Driven Society. 

Sorensen has his Ph.D. in 
sociology with an emphasis on 
social psychology and collective 
behavior from the University 
of Chicago. 

In the late 1950s, Sorenson 
established the Audience Re- 
search section of Radio Free 
Europe, which "bootlegged" 
culture and information to five 
East European countries under 
Soviet domination. 

He is in high demand as an 
expert witness due to his con- 



sumer behavior research. He 
has testified in over 30 cases in 
United States District Courts 
and in the International Trade 
Commission. 

Sorenson is president of 
Sorenson Marketing / Man- 
agement Corporation, estab- 
lished in 1968, designed to 
proved analysis and informa- 
tion to meet specialized needs 
of institutional, corporate and 
law firm clinets. 

Currently, Sorensen isa full 
professorof marketingat Rider 
College, Graduate and Under- 
graduate School of Business 
Administration as well as asso- 
ciate editor of Zygon: Jounal of 
Religion and Science. 



Walker Reviews 
Barton Fink 



Ryan Walker 



Staff Writer 

Barton Fink is a less than 
riotous but solidly amusing 
comedy, most valuable as a 
presentation to the imagina- 
tions of those who don't mind 
when a movie gets "creative" or 
"artistic." 

The central character is a 
young writer who has tasted 
critical acclaim but is yet naive 
in his profession and in his life. 
He leaveshis home sta te of New 
York for California using his 
reputation as a promising and 
artistic play playwright to get a 
job with an established "B" film 
maker, the classic embodiment 
of corporate Hollywood. 

The Aim's radical changes 
of direction lend the impression 
'hat at certain junctures the 
story writers, Coen and Coen, 
became bored and impatient 



with the plot and sacrf iced con- 
sistency to introduce develop- 
ments entertaining in more ac- 
cessibleways. Withthisitviews 
like a draft the story writers 
decided not to revise. Whether 
these shifts are calculated and/ 
or effective is up to the viewer 
to decide, bu 1 1 he spectacle may 
detract from the character- 
driven approach thatbegins the 
story. 

Artistic gobbelty-gook 
aside, this is at least an aes- 
thetically pleasing picture (see 
urinal shot), sometime comedic, 
with dialogue that is often 
thoughtful, subtle, and expres- 
sive, and a plot that in its liberty 
provokes thought and appeals 
to the imagination. Meanwhile, 
there's enough open-ended 
symbolism to satisfy any art/ 
lit/philosophy major. Or art- 
minded business majors. 



Publications 

Interested in starting your 
own publication? The Publi- 
cations Seminar for fundingand 
publishing student-run maga- 
zines and newsletters will be 
held Tuesday, September 29 at 
7 p.m. 

Literary House Press man- 
ager Mike Kaylor will describe 
various publishing methods. 
The Writer's Union Junta then 
will meet with potential editors 
and publishers to discuss 
funding. 

Students interested in pro- 
ducingindependent magazines 
are strongly encouraged to at- 
tend. 



It's All 
Greek 
Weekend 
to Them 

Help kick-off Greek Week- 
end on Saturday, September 26 
from 9 a.m. - 1 a.m. in the 
CoffeeHouse. Gullian's Fun 
Deck will rock the house with 
their acoustic guitar sound. 
Admission is $2 for Greeks and 
$3 for non-Greeks. $l-off with 
the purchase of a Greek Games 
t-shirt which are available from 
Sara Boggess for $8. 

Come watch the fraterni- 
ties and sororities fight for the 
gold during the annual Greek 
Weekend Games,Sunday, Sep- 
tember 27 from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

See if last year's champi- 
ons, the Theta Chi's and Alpha 
Chi's, can retain their champi- 
onship status as they battle it 
out in volleyball, three-legged 
races, wheelbarrow races, run- 
ning relays, dizzy-lizzy and — 
the grand finale tug-o-war. 



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Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. with 
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A favorite act at Andy's, 
the sister team, Sonia and 
Cindy, of Disappear Fear, have 
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SGA Dorm Senators were elected 
Thursday, September 17 

All Washington College students are members of the Student Government Association, and they 
elect Dorm Senators to represent their voice in SGA proceedings. The number of Senators per dorm 
is determined by the amount of students living in each dorm; off-campus students are given five 
representatives. Issues which students wish to bring to the attention of the SGA should be directed 
to their Dorm Senator(s). Dorm Senators are responsible for posting minutes of SGA meetings and 
for polling residents for opinions regarding SGA resolutions. 

EAST 

Maria Jerardi 

QA 

Christine Smith 
Susan Czechowski 

KENT 

Mary Holmes 
Kevin Lawner 

CAROLINE 

Sonja Wilson 
Mike McDermott 

WEST 

Chris Rummell 

MIDDLE 

Ken Pipkin 



SOMERSET 


WICOMICO 


Matt Murray 
Bill Dudtch 

MINTA MARTIN 


Johni Savage 

cecil 

Jamie Baker 


Megan Ward 
Nancy Millhouser 
Allison Worrell 


DORCHESTER 

Than Parker 


REID 

Eve Zartman 
Kris Phalen 


CARDINAL 

Greg Giobbe 
Bill Ball 


TALBOT 

Doug Peterson 

WORCHESTER 

Skip Gibson 


OFF CAMPUS 

Jane Kennedy 
Sara White 
Melissa Harmeyer 
Ivette Gormaz 
Julia Scheid 



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will be featured in a special 
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for February 5th of next year. 

The 20 first-team members 
will be invited to receive their 
awards at a ceremony in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Each first team 
member will receive a $2,500 
cash award. Any full-time un- 
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Each nomination must be 
signed by a faculty member 
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and an administrator. 

Winners will be selected by 
a panel of educators, chosen in 
cooperation with the co-spon- 
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From "Zartman, 1 
Pg. 3 

party. That is why I align my- 
self with them. I do not agree 
with everything the Republi- 
can party has in its platform, 
but who in your life do you 
agree with about everything? 
"Don't ever judge a book 
by its cover" is a motto we have 
all heard at least once from our 
English or Philosophy profes- 
sors. You can only discuss the 
issues once you've taken thai 
book and have read it, torn it 
apart, analyzed it and formed 
your own opinions. Do the 
same with the upcoming elec- 
tion. Do not let your first op- 
portunity to use your constitu- 
tional right to vote in a presi- 
dential election go by. And my 
own personal plea to all the 
Democratic party members 
who see Republicans as the "evil 
other" as well as all to those 
who haven't made up their 
minds as to which politics 1 
party they affiliate themselves 
with: do not give up on the 
Republicans simply because $ 
one man's opinion. 

You would be surprised by 
how many moderate Republi- 
cans are comi ng ou t of the close' 
and starting to voice their opi"' 
ions. 



Washington College ELM 



September 25, 1992 



From "Germany," 

pg- 4 

relayed to Winchester, all were 
intriguing. They dealt with 
"marriages, divorces, illegiti- 
mate children, abortions, con- 
fronting sexual identity, failed 
careers, successful careers and 
making ends meet." However, 
when she asked these German 
women if they were feminists 
,or if they had any female men- 
tors, many of them replied in 
the negative. 

Life reflections and role 
shaping were also the topics of 
iTinaMcCuen'sinterviews. She 
chose to interview men between 
| the ages of 20 and 80 from dif- 
ferent areas of Germany. She 
wasprimarily interested in how 
the rapidly changing political 
climate changed the socializa- 
tion of men and their roles. 

One of the men she inter- 
viewed was over eighty who 
spoke of serving under the 
Third Reich. Two other men 
she interviewed were homeless 
and felt that their roles in soci- 
ety were partially determined 
because their fathers were killed 
World War II. Both of these 
men felt they couldn't fit into 
any role in society because they 
had no example except for the 
one society put forth. Ulti- 
mately, these men attributed 
their hopelessness to leaving 
their wives because their fami- 
lies would survive better with- 
t them being present. 

McCuen found that inter- 
viewing men was a difficult 
process because she was often 
perceived as a young, inexperi- 
enced American female. In fact, 
she stated that during several 
of the interviews, the men 
would not address her in their 
reply, rather they would turn 
to another male in the room 
and direct their answer to him. 
Some of these men would go so 
far as to make jokes about 
McCuen and how she reminded 
them of an ex-girlfriend. 

Aside fromdoingresearch, 
McCuen also took classes at 
jKonstanz Universitat. These 
classes were conducted three 
[hours a day, seven days a week 
through July and August. Al- 
though she only had five days 
off, the classes she took in 
perman Civilization and Ger- 
man Literature and Culture 
werevaluableinunderstanding 
|tne men she was interviewing. 

McCuen is planning on us- 
P n S *e information from her 
interviews as the starting point 
l f or her thesis. Shedoesn'tview 
gender as a female problem 
[anymore, because females 
nave chiseled a place for 
themselves, whilemen have lost 
r eir place because society 
r°n't allow them to chisel a 
pw place." 

Winchester eventually 
pould like to transcribe the in- 
terviews she conducted and 



assemble them into an anthol- 
ogy- 

Upon reflection of their 
trips, McCuen says that going 
to Germany was "the best ex- 
perience of my entire life, being 
away from home and college I 
saw myself differently." 

Winchester states that she 
learned about methods of in- 
terviewing and realized "I 
could not put women into 
methodologicalboxes — every 
one was powerful in their own 
ordinary way." 



From "Police," pg. 
1 

tion of the entire community in 
their campaign. 

"I encourage off-campus 
students to take this opportu- 
nity to meet the officers while 
they are patrolling their neigh- 
borhoods," said Jerry Roderick, 
Director of Security at Wash- 
ington College. 



From "Koon," pg. 
3 

proven to be far more resilient 
than most Marxists previously 
believed. Does this discredit 
Marx's thesis that capitalism 
"produces its own grave-dig- 
gers?" Not at all. What is 
needed is a careful re-evalua- 
tion of historical experience. 

So far, capitalism haslasted 
for only two hundred years or 
so. Feudalism lasted far longer 
than that before the aristocracy 
was overcome by the bour- 
geoisie. With this in mind, so- 
cialists should remember that 
there is no such thing as a quick 
and easy end to any historical 
era. 

This is not to say that capi- 
talism is the end of historical 
development. The current re- 
adjustment of political and eco- 
nomic relationships in the 



world make a number of con- 
tradictions clear. Capitalism 
was developed within the con- 
fines of the nation-state struc- 
ture, and yet it appears to try to 
overcome it. This makes our 
revolutionary task easier in 
some ways,as nationalism must 
be overcome to achieve truly 
internationalist socialism. As 
Luxemburg noted ". . . for the 
bourgeois classes, the stand- 
point of national freedom is 
fully subordinated to that of 
class rule." 

What is happening in Eu- 
rope today is exactly this phe- 
nomenon — the subordination 
of national freedom to class rule. 
Although this is intended to 
stabilize the capitalist system, 
the project to unify Europe has 
undergone severe difficulties 
from its inception. 

The Danes have made it 
clear that they do not wish to 



participate. The French ap- 
proved the EC union treaty by 
a margin of less than one per- 
cent. And the events of last 
week demonstrated that there 
are structural difficulties in the 
EMS. 

If the trading blocs are to 
function effectively, they must 
servea stabilizing function. It is 
most likely that they will suc- 
ceed in doing so for a time. But 
ultimately they will be obsolete 
and meaningless. Ultimately 
they will serve to delay the 
down fall of capitalism. And 
due to the elimination of na- 
tional boundaries, they will 
ensure that this downfall will 
be more sudden when it does 
occur. Ultimately, it will serve 
to eliminate the international 
class system which Engels de- 
scribed as being "established 
by violence and robbery, by 
deception and fraud. . ." 



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September 25, 1992 



Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Field Hockey Stunned 
by Catholic in O.T. 



Renel Guckert 



After a two-game winning 
streak, The Washington College 
field hockey team sustained a 
frustrating loss last Thursday 
to Catholic University,bringing 
their current record to 2-2. 



nine minutes left to play in the 
game. Catholic's )enn Keegan 
shot and scored their first goal. 
Battling an extremely physical 
Catholic defense, the 
Shorewomen were unable to 
beat Catholic to the ball to ac- 
quire a winning goal in the sec- 
ond half. The game quickly 



Defensively,goalie and last 
week's Newt's Player of the 
Week Brigid DeVries acquired 
another ten saves in the game 
bringing her season total to 
twenty-eight. Eleanor Shriver 
commented that, "Defensively 
we knew that it was crucial to 
mark each player tight inside 




Marie Mohler, tied for the team 's leading scoring position, fires another one past the keeper 



Washington's only goal of the 
game wasscored just under five 
minutes into the first half by 
center forward, Renee Guckert 
and assisted by right wing Jill 
Schultz. 

At half time, the score re- 
mained 1-0 in favor of the 
Shorewomen, but with twenty- 



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moved into sudden death 
overtime where the Catholic 
squad ultimately emerged vic- 
torious 2-1. 

A team member revealed, 
"As much as we wanted to win 
that game. Catholic pushed 
harder, were more aggressive, 
and simply beat us to the ball. 
We dominated the entire first 
half and the majority of the sec- 
ond, but we just couldn't seem 
to push our offense close 
enough to the goal for another 
score." 



the twenty-five yard line, but 
when the pressure was on, it 
just seemed easier said than 
done. I am confident, however, 
that marking is something the 
team will improve on in our 
next game against Albright." 

The Shorewomen's next 
home game is tomorrow after- 
noon at 1 :00 versus MAC rival 
Elizabethtown. That game and 
Wednesday's game versus 
Albright College, will be cov- 
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Tyler McCarthy 



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It has been quite a week for 
the Washington College 
Sho'women and through de- 
sire and hardship a slash in the 
win column has finally ap- 
peared. 

The week started off with 
two matches versus Widener 
and Goucher respectively. The 



again by freshman Jen Dixon 
who has totalled 45 kills 
throughout the season followed 
by]ulieDill's30. MichelleChin 
has56 assists and Diaz returned 
with 24 assists. 

But Saturday was the day 
that the brew came to a boil 
They met up with Dickinson 
slamming them down and 
posting a 15-12, 15-8 win, 
bringing there overall record to 



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Sho'women posted a tough 
line-up but still succumbed to a 
10-15, 6-15 loss to Widener and 
an 11-15, 9-15 loss to Goucher. 
Defensive star Beverly Diaz was 
still out with an ankle problem 
as Katina Duklewski filled in. 

Freshman Jen Dixon had 
1 1 kills to lead the Sho'women 
while senior Julie Dill closely 
followed. Freshman Michelle 
Chin was also on the scene with 
20 assists. 

As the week continued, the 
fire grew in the eyes of the 
Sho'women, but still they had 
trouble posting a win against 
Catholic. 

The squad lost 8-15, 8-15 
but things were definitely look- 
ing up. The team was led once 



The six starters wC 
Beverly Diaz, Julie D'j 
Courtney Myers, Miche' 
Chin, Jen Dixon, and Amatf 
Barnes who filled in for Mui) 
Jecelin. They played Iik e 
seasoned and experienced tf 
eran team with the solidity tl* 
have been looking for all sea^ 
The whole day was bump/* 
spike as the Washington C 
lege Sho'women showed w 
they were ready to play b a ' 

The Sho'women rema" 1 
busy meeting up 
Gettysburg this past Wedn £ 
day (covered next week) $ 
will be facing Salisbury S ,J 
away this weekend. 



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Sports 



SOCCER UNABLE TO 
SNAP STREAK 



Dave Taibl 



Writer at Large 

Washington College suf- 
fered yet another loss as they 
travelled to the campus of 
Catholic University this Sun- 
day. The Shoremen bore the 
burden of a four-game losing 
streak into the game, and left 
empty-handed, the victims of a 
1-0 decision. 

Coach Helbling's squad 
onceagain felt the loss of junior 
forward Chris Graham's pres- 



able to capitalize on their op- 
portunities. 

The Shoremen defense 
performed admirably, as they 
have in each game this season. 
Freshman goalie Bill Reigel re- 
corded 9 saves on the day4 frus- 
trating a veteran C.U. attack. 
Thedefense was able to contain 
them as well, but Catholic was 
relentless, findingthe goal four 
times asaresultof mental errors 
madeby the wearied Shoremen 
backs. When the final buzzer 
sounded, Catholic University 



game. According to team co- 
captain Charlie Linehan, these 
methods are not of chief con- 
cern, "This is still a young 
group," he stressed. "As soon 
as we are able to get the expe- 
rience we need asa team, things 
will begin to come together." 

As this issue went to press, 
the Shoremen were gearing up 
for their next contest versus 
Wesley College. The mood of 
the practices were competitive 
and optimistic, far from the 
"sinking ship" attitude ex- 




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Chris "Cracker" Graham, formefNewt's POW, crosses one upfront the left side 



Wee on the turf. The former 
Newt's Player of the Week has 
Wssed the past three games 
^thabackinjury, forcing more 
'"experienced players to fill his 
sl ">es on an already youthful 
starting team. Freshman Brian 
Rush rose to the occasion with 
* v eral scoring attempts. The 
^aford, Delaware nativealong 
j* 1 * teammate Rory Conway 
e Pt the pressure upon the 
*-atholi c defense, but were un- 



found themselves owners of a 
lopsided win, but in truth, a 
hard-fought victory. 

This disappointment, the 
fifth of its kind in the past weeks, 
has aroused questions from 
the student body as to Coach 
Helbling's methods. 

The Shoremen squad has 
seen several different lineups 
in the last four starts, and has 
lacked the communication 
needed to dominate the pace of 



pressed by last year's squad. 
The players continued to work 
together to bring up the confi- 
dence in their skills and level of 
play. "The Juice is loose!" 
cheered seniorco-captain Chris 
Kleberg, looking towards 
Wednesday's match. A five 
game streak is a tough one to 
break, but this team is far from 
lying down and watching the 
season pass them by. 



September 25, 1992 



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Volume 63, Number Six • October 2, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Trout holds Open Forum Taxi Service Off 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Last Monday, WC Presi- 
dent Charles H. Trout held an 
Open Forum for the student 
body. The Open Forum, Trout 
said, was initiated by former 
president Douglass Cater as a 
way of letting students know 
what was on the president's 
mind, and vice versa. 

Trout began by discussing 
the merits of the class of 1996. 
"We worked very hard to get 
this class," he said. The size of 
the class, while adversely af- 
fecting living conditions in 
dorms, is a large improvement 
over last year's freshman class, 
which he said was under the 
enrollment goal for that year. 

The study abroad program 
was addressed next. Both 
President Troutand Dean Gene 
Wubbels want to enlarge the 
program. "I really would love 
to see this college become more 
engaged in the study abroad 
program," Trout said. 

Dean Wubbels apparently 
is interested in instituting a 
"Washington College experi- 
ence" abroad, possibly London- 
based, and grounded in the 
humanitiesand social sciences. 




President Charles Trout 



Trout added that study 
abroad is "not so good for 
natural science majors, since the 
curriculum is so vertically pre- 
scribed ... there are opportuni- 
ties abroad for students major- 
ing in science, but for right now 
we will address humanitiesand 
social sciences." 

Alcohol use and abuse was 



Troufs next concern. He said 
that the weekly Security reports 
were "disturbing." From talk- 
ing to some freshmen and par- 
ents of freshmen, he said, "I 
have gotten a sense of dismay 
and horror at the amount of 

See "Trout/' pg. 5 



Visiting Student Assaulted in 
Minta Martin 



Jennifer Waldych 



Staff Writer 

A male high school stu- 
dent visiting a friend in Minta 
Martin Hall wasattacked in the 
middle of the night on Satur- 
day, September 19 in that dor- 
mitory. 

The WC student and her 
visiting friend had attended a 
party that evening. He came 
back to her room early to go to 
sleep, with the understanding 
that she would knock to be let 
in when she came back later. 
He arrived at Minta Martin at 1 
a rn. The main entry doors were 
not locked. 

At 1:55 a.m. a resident of 
Minta Martin found him in the 
'hird floor bathroom with 
bruises, minor lacerations, and 
swelling on his face. 

He told her that there had 
been a knock at the door. He 
opened the door, got punched 
lr > the face and was further as- 



saulted. He says that the perpe- 
trators were three white males, 
but he could not identify any- 
thing about them. 

The surface slashes to his 
face are suspected to have been 
done with a women's dispos- 
able razor, because one was 
missing from a shower basket 
stored in the bathroom. How- 
ever, there is no evidence to 
substantiate this. 

At this point, two friends 
went to get the girl he was stay- 
ing with, leaving him with 
others on the hall. When the 
three returned, Security had 
been called over to break up 
another fight in the building as 
well as to investigate this re- 
port. The doors were still open. 

Thevictimofthisattackdid 
not need to seek medical atten- 
tion for any injuries that oc- 
curred. He returned home the 
next day and is currently doing 
fine. 



Jerry Roderick, Director of 
Washington College Security, 
maintains that the doors of 
Minta Martin were reported to 
have been locked at 10:50 that 
evening, and were secured 
again at 1 :50. Security was hav- 
ing problems with the doors 
not latching correctly and also 
with finding them propped 
open. He says that while the 
victim declines to report any- 
thing, there is an investigation 
underway. 

Security is now in the pro- 
cess of interviewing numerous 
people for information pertain- 
ing to the night in question. 
Roderick feels that this was 
definitely a targeted attack, and 
students should not become 
alarmed that they, too, are in 
danger of such an occurrence. 
In order to prevent any future 
trouble, please report any 
problems with faulty doors to 
Security immediately. 



and Running 



]. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

The Sophomore Class last 
weekend began operations of a 
free taxi/escort service open to 
all WC students. 

According to Sophomore 
Class President Max Walton, 
any student can get a free ride 
from campus to downtown, and 
vice-versa, on weekend nights. 

From 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. on 
Friday and Saturday nights, 
students can call 778-7807 (ext. 
7807) and speak to a dispatcher 
located in theStudcnt Activities 
Office in Hodson Hall. . 

If taxi service is needed, the 
dispatcher will call the 
Chestertown Cab Company, 
who will pick up and drop off 
the student free of charge with 
valid student ID. 

"This is basically a ride- 
home program," said Walton. 
Students can get rides to and 
from friends' residences; the 



main idea is one of safety. 
Hopefully the risks involved in 
walkingaloneordrivingdrunk 
will be avoided, he said. 

Walton credits SGA Vice- 
President Christy Albright with 
the idea of bringing cabs to 
campus. He said that Albright 
had heard of other schools 
providinga similar service, and 
the sophomore class decided to 
institute a free taxi service at 
WC. 

So far, said Walton, the taxi 
has been under-advertised and 
under-utilised. The service is 
onaone-monthtrialperiod. "If 
there's no interest, we'll have to 
scrap it," he said. "If after one 
month, peopleare using it, we'll 
keep it and and go on from 
there. 

Students who need on- 
campusescorts can call Security 
or the dispatcher, and a Secu- 
rity Officer will accompany the 
student across campus. 



Inside 



Expanded Letter Section 
This Week, pg. 2 & 7 



Chester River Bridge to 
Close, pg. 5 



Four New Members In Hall 
Of Fame, pg. 5 



AIDS Awareness Month, pg. 9 



Joan Ellenhorn, Educator, 
Pg. 11 



Sue Tessem's "Imperial" Art 
Exhibit, pg. 10 



October 2, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



The Question of Anonymity 

"The Anonymous Speaker has no True Voice" were the 
words atop last week's ELM flag. 

Neither Hippolyte de Villemessant, nor Aristotle, Bob 
Woodward nor Ferris Bueller, nor any other of our heroes said 
these words. I made them up at the eleventh hour, because 1 
needed the means to addrcssa pertinent issue, while 1 had neither 
the space nor the time to explore it further in the paper. 

That week, an unidentified person took it upon himself or 
herself to send, via student mail, certain cartoons and articles to 
the ELM, to GALA and its co-President Gehrett Ellis, and to Dale 
Adams Heritage Exchange Vice-President Zylia N.L. Knowlin. 
What these two students have in common is the Open Forum 
column in the ELM, and what they further share is a willingness 
to address certain issues which make some persons or groups 
uncomfortable. 

Gehrett was sent a cartoon making fun of people who treat 
homophobia as a serious issue. The last name of the cartoonist 

waswhited out; the comic strip was "Chooglin'," by Steve - 

7yliawa<;spnta reprint of anarticlefrom U.S. Newsand World 
Report on "Afroccntrism." It explained the dangers of exploring 
African-American heritage and history. 

These two items and a third cartoon buffooning "political 
correctness" were sent to the ELM. 

They were addressed by hand-feeding the Xeroxes through a 
laser printer, and such messages as "can't you see the dangers of 
GALA and PC?" were similarly mechanically produced, so that 
no handwriting could be identified. 
What are they afraid of? 

Perhaps these are issues that deserve to be addressed. After 
all, the First Amendment exists not only for "Liberals," but for 
everyone; however, the right to freedom of speech and of the 
press is robbed of its power if the speaker will not put his or her 
name with the opinion. 

Several people have approached me and my staff, asking if 
we are a "left-wing newspaper" or a forum for homosexual 
issues. 

As was stated before, the Open Forum and Letters columns 

are open to all members of the Washington College Community. 

If the "Left" is the side which chooses to speak freely, then let 

them. I cannot generate letters which no one has written, or more 

importantly, signed. 

These same people who see our paper as slanted were asked 
why they didn't write a letter themselves if they were concerned. 
They all said they didn't want their names in the paper. 
Oh, please. 

You and I learned how to speak at around age one, and to 
write our names at around age five. And we learned in elemen- 
tary school that we have the right to do both. 

As for the anonymous letter in this week's paper. Read it. This 
is not a political letter, or a name-calling letter, or a letter denounc- 
ing the left, right, or middle. It's about a real person and her real 
pain, and her name has been protected by the first amendment, 
too. 

Privacy and free speech both have limits. I have the tough job 
of deciding what those limits are within the ELM. 

I will remind you that 1 can only print letters which I receive. 
I haven't been holding anything back. 

However, 1 will only print letters which are signed, unless 
exposing your identity would hurt you (as it would "Alice"). 

In the case of the anonymous clip artist, your anonymity is 
what is hurting you. 

Write back when you have something to say and a voice with 
which to say it. 



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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 



Leighty Demands Support for Rugby 



To the Editor, 

Last Saturday, September 
26, the Washington College 
Rugby Club was supposed to 
have a match against Colombia 
Men's Club in Columbia, Md. 
The Thursday before the match, 
Dennis Berry informed our 
president that we are not al- 
lowed to play men's clubs. At 
that time he produced a letter, 
that our presidents, past and 
present, have yet to receive a 
copy of, that stated at the bot- 
tom in small print that the 
Washington College Rugby 
team was not allowed to play 
men's clubs. Mr. Berry then 
informed ourpresident [Ciaran 
O'Keeffe] that we could go 
ahead and play, but our fund- 
ing from REC sports would be 
revoked. This is, in my opinion, 
very wrong. If we were not al- 
lowed to play men's clubs 
someone should have informed 
us earlier than two days before 
the scheduled match. We have 
in the past played men's clubs 
without any problems, and 
were ignorant to the fact that 
we were no longer allowed to. 
It seems to me that if the 
school refuses to let us decide 
who we can play then they 
should set up a schedule for us. 
To try and schedule games so 
late in the season is difficult, 
since most teams have already 
games through November. 



The injustice does not stop 
with scheduling problems. The 
field that we were promised on 
campus fell through due to lack 
of funds. To begin with, the 
field was in terrible condition 
and we would be unable to play 
home games there; however, 
we have used it for practices. 
The question now becomes, 
where did the money go? 
Maybe for the second year's 
women's basketball clubs new 
coach? A coach is a luxury that 
Rugby Club cannot afford. We 
might be able to pay for a new 
coach if we did not have to pay 
for a field off-campus and five 
miles away. It is this expendi- 
ture that kept us from playing 
Columbia Men's club or any 
other men's club. We could not 
survive as a team without the 
money from REC sports to pay 
for the field. 

I could understand the 
treatment we are receiving from 
the administration if the Rugby 
Club had committed some mis- 
chievous act at one time or an- 
other; however, we have not. In 
the three years the Rugby Club 
has been in existence, there has 
not been any complaints about 
the team or its membersduring 
any event it has sponsored. We 
have complied with the school 
regulations in every way, from 
giving up control of our money 
and bank account to REC sports 



to not playing men's clubs. In 
return we have received little 
to nothing in return. The club 
members provide their own 
transportation to away and 
home games, and they pay for 
their own uniforms. 

I am not asking for any- 
thing more than a little respect 
and fair treatment. I do not think 
it is right that the school is hold- 
ing our club hostage. I am sorry 
that the Rugby Club is not 3 
drawing card for the school, 
this may be changing due t 
large number of freshmen who 
joined our club this semester, 
but there is a small minority on 
campus who enjoy the game. 

T.H. Leighty 



CORRECTION 

In last week'sarticle, "Gen- 
der and Germany," Tina 
McCuen was quoted as saying 
that females "have chiseled a 
place for themselves, while men 
have lost their place because 
society won't allow them W 
chisel a new place." The quote 
should havecontinued: "Along 
with feminism, therolesof men 
in Germany due to rapid p°" 
litical and social change need to 
be considered." 

More Letters, pg. 7 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



October 2, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Kbon 



The tendency of early 
twentieth century socialist 
writers to overlook women's 
issues has prompted some to 
characterize Marxism as 
"feminist" or "anti -feminist." 
While this general situation has 
since been reversed by Radical 
Socialist Feminism, the former 
tendency of Marxists to dwell 
on economic issues at the ex- 
pense of feminism and other 
humanist causes hascaused one 
bourgeois feminist to write that 
Tradi tionally Marxism has not 
been happy with a view on 
politics which focuses on gen- 
der relations and on reproduc- 
tion.'" 

This criticism is invalid to- 
day. While it is true that the 
state ideologues of the former 
Union of Soviet Socialist Re- 
publics only paid lip service to 
the importance of the elimina- 
tion of sexism, socialism is 
fundamentally a feminist phi- 
losophy. 

Socialist recognize that 
sexism is the most fundamen- 
tal form of oppression because 
it is the precursor and progeni- 
tor of all other forms of class 
oppression. It wasEngelswho 
first arrived at this conclusion: 
The first class antagonism 
which appears in history coin- 
cides with the development of 
the antagonism between man 
and woman in individual 
marriages, and the first class 
oppression with that of the 
female sex by the male. 2 
Contrary to the charges of 
bourgeois feminists, socialism 
does not relegate women's is- 
sues to the background but 
rather pushes them to the 
forefront of a revolutionary 
agenda which is all liberating. 



Those who do not see that 
socialism provides the only real 
opportunity for theelimination 
of a tyranic phallocentric" soci- 
ety, do not understand how 
essential oppression of women 
is to capitalism. Pat Buchanan, 
the official nonhumanistic 
ideologue of the Republican 
Party, recognized this when he 
said "The truth is that women's 
income, on average, will al ways 
be a fraction of men's, so long 
as America remains free." 3 Free 
for Buchanan means free from 
socialism, so this telling com- 
ment reveals how capitalist 
ideologues implicitly recognize 
that the inequality of women is 
integral to capitalism. 

Radical Socialist Feminism 
recognizes that the only hope 
for the real liberation of women 
lies in the destruction of the 
seizure of surplus value 
through the wagelabor system: 
"We would aim to eliminate 
the dependance of women and 
children on the laborof men, as 
well as other types of labor ex- 
ploitation."' 1 The only solution 
to the insufferable inequities of 
the capitalist system is one 
which eliminates the exploita- 
tion of all working women and 
men. 

Yet bourgeois feminism 
fails to recognize this. The 
constituency of groups like 
N.O.W. is the well-paid, well- 
educated professional woman. 
The liberal feminist movement 
operates within the confines of 
the capitalist system. They 
propose not the liberation of all 
women, but rather the libera- 
tion of the "right" class of 
women. ". . . N.O.W. concen- 

See "Koon," pg. 



CAMPUS VOICES 

By Dude 



What do 




think the question should he this 




1 ) Should weha ve a rugby club? 
Ciaran O'Keefe 
Bucks, England 
Junior 



2) Why do you think Dak- 
Adams was snubbed for the 
Club Fair award? 
Bridgette Avant 
Gaithersburg, MD 
Sophomore 



i) Do you think there should be 
more coat-hooks on campus? 
Justin "Moonpile" Cann 
Annapolis, MD 
Senior 




4) Why do you think the ad- 
ministration is so anti-Greek 
organizational? 
Jen Gilday 
Easton, MD 
Senior 



5) What could faculty do to 
make life for students more 
enjoyable on campus? 
Jeanine Bilderback 
Washington Township, NJ 
Junior 

My Responses: 



6) Why is Health Services 
charging for medicine now? 
Katina Duklewski 
New Oxford, PA 
Junior 



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Open Forum: Not Just Another "Ism" 



Andrea Nolan, a sophomore, 
\is president of Terra Firma, WC's 
environmental organization. She 
is planning on majoring in En- 
glish with a concentration in cre- 
ative writing. Sheisalsoamcmber 
°f the Writer's Union junta. 

Environmentalism. The 
w ord itself turns many people 
off . Just another one of those 
annoying politically correct 
isms," right? Wrong. Thecur- 
re nt movement to save and re- 
store the environment goes far 
beyond being simply a trendy 
movement. It is a movement 
'hat has been around for centu- 
^s.and it isa movement whose 



foci 



us is universally important 



to everyone. While other po- 
litical concerns depend upon 
people's personal investment 
in certain areas, environmen- 
talism stands as a movement 



Andrea 
J. Nolan 



focused around something that 
concerns everyone, our home. 
In this world of concrete 
and steel we often forget about 
mankind's integral connection 
with the Earth. When a river 



becomes polluted more than 
just a few fish are affected. The 
effects of this dying river are 
felt world-wide. The indig- 
enous people of Nor th America, 
as well as those throughout the 
world, recognize the delicate 
rhythms of the earth. They call 
the Earth 'mother, 1 which is 
probably the most accurate de- 
scription of our world. It is 
from our planet that we are fed, 
from which we receive oxygen, 
from which all life is spawned 
and nurtured. 

In today's modem society, 
the average human works in an 
office building, drives to and 
from work, and buys all their 



food via the supermarket. It is 
no wonder that people loose 
touch with mankind's inter- 
connection with the earth. 
People tend to view the envi- 
ronment as the place were you 
take the kids for a wholesome 
family vacation. They view 
environmentalism as a move- 
ment to save the scenery. They 
forget that the civilization that 
they live in is forged out of the 
environment, is dependent on 
the welfare of the environment, 
and effects the environment in 
everything they do. 

Nearly everyone was 
taught of the food-chain in el- 
ementary school. It isa simple 



concep+and is dependent upon 
common sense. Why is it then 
that as people age they forget 
about the food chain? Every 
day a species is going extinct. 
The majority of these species 
are insects or plants in the 
rainforests. People are quick to 
blow off these losses as some- 
thing distant and unimportant 
in their lives. How could one 
be so blind? That insect ful- 
filled some purpose with its life, 
whether i t was the food for some 
other animal, a natural pesti- 
cide, oranatural fertilizer. Itis 
part of that elementary school 

See "Nolan," pg. 12 



SGA Report for 
September 29, 1992 



Eve Zartman 



SGA Reporter 

The SGA had the exciting 
task of club funding approvals 
this week, which made for a 
marathon meeting of close to 
two hours — so know that your 
dorm senatorsarehard at work. 
The meeting was called to 
orderby President Jen Del Nero 
and the business at hand was 
takencareof. Businessincluded 
the swearing-in of all class of- 
ficers, with special introduc- 
tions of the newly elected 
freshman class officers. 

Tanya Allen presented a 
report about a task force delv- 
ing into the problems at the 
Health Services. Anyone in- 
terested in helping Allen should 
contact her through student 
mail. 

The next reports were from 
class officers. The sophomore 
class is working on the Blood 
Drive run for the spring as well 
as attempting to circulate cab 
service information. 

The free cab service oper- 
ates from the campus to 
downtown and back again be- 
tween the hours of 10 p.m. to 2 
a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 
In order to receive a free ride, 
call 778-7807 and have a valid 
WC Identification Card ready. 
The service is sponsored as 
part of an effort to stop DWI 
citations and protect students 
who are walking home alone 
and putting themselves at risk. 
The junior class had no of- 



ficers present, so it moved right 
on to the senior classes' party 
plans, the success of the last 
senior band/party at the 
CoffecHouseandtheupcoming 
ones — to be announced later 
and open to all students (not 
only seniors). 

The meeting moved on to a 
report from the Academic 
Board, 

which held its first meeting this 
week and asked the student 
body for complaints as well as 
suggestions concerning aca- 
demics at the college. Anyone 
with suggestions should con- 
tact Christy Albright. 

Another role of business 
was the request for help and 
ideas concerning the 
CoffeeHouse. There was dis- 
cussion of the possibility of 
turning it into the student cen- 
ter that it once was. Students 
interested in the future of the 
CoffeeHouse should call Jen Del 
Nero. 

The rest of the meeting 
consisted of passing almost ev- 
ery one of John Phoebus' 
recomendations on how much 
funding each WC club should 
be allocated. Parliamentary 
procedure required each club 
to be read and passed 
seperately, so the process took 
quite a while. 

Please get involved and 
talk to your dorm senators — 
the SGA is here to facilitate the 
students needs, so take full ad- 
vantage of it. 



Funding Policy for 
Rec Sports Changes 



John K. Phoebus 



SGA Treasurer 

Due to the extremely large 
number of club funding re- 
quests this semester, the SGA 
has issued a new budget policy 
regarding club sports. Club 
sports will be eligible for SGA 
funding according to the 
amount of dues collected by a 
club sport. The more funds a 
club raises, the greater the SGA 
allocation will be. 

Clubsports will fall within 
one of three brackets, based on 
the amount of dues they raise. 
Clubs which bring in under 
$200 will receive SGA funding 
of 20% of this total. Clubs 
raising between $200 and $500 
will receive an allocation of 25% 
of that total. The clubs receiv- 
ing the most SGA funding will 
bethosewhichcanbringinover 
$500 in dues, and they will re- 



Fall '92 SGA Club 
Funding Allocations 



Amnesty International 

Anthropology 

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Business Writers Union 

Campus Christian Fellowship 

Dale Adams Heritage.Exchange 

Film Discussion Group 

French Club 

GALA 

Gender Relations Awareness Alliance 

Gender Studies Reading Group 

German Club 

Hands Out 

Hillel 

Historical Society 

Interfraternity Council 

International House 

International Relations Club 

Investment Club 

Middle East Club 

Newman Club 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Otherworlds/Open Minds 

Phi Sigma Tau 

Pi Sigma Alpha 

Printshop Club 

Psi Chi 

Psychology Club 

Sane /Freeze 

Sigma Delta Pi 

Spanish Club 

Target Tutoring 

Terra Firma 

Wac Happenings 

Wm. James Forum 

Writer's Theatre 

TOTALS 

Club Sports Funding: 



500.00 

500.00 

500.00 

500.00 

150.00 

300.00 

75.00 

400.00 

500.00 

235.00 

300.00 

350.00 

350.00 

400.00 

500.00 

300.00 

450.00 

750.00 

350.00 

625.00 

200.00 

550.00 

500.00 

200.00 

125.00 

350.00 

275.00 

300.00 

225.00 

200.00 

375.00 

300.00 

365.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

50.00 

13.S50.00 

Pending Allocations: 



Equestrian Club 
Golf Club 
Outdoor Skills 
Rugby Qub 
Women's Soccer 
Wrestling 



College Republicans 
Margret Horsley Society 
Visual Artists Union 



ceive 40% of the amount col- 
lected with a maximum alloca- 
tion of $300. 

Clubs will be eligible for 
SGA funding after dues have 
been collected for the semester. 
To assist new club sports, the 
SGA will fund any new, first- 
semester club sport an addi- 
tional $50 to cover organiza- 
tional expenses. 

Thisfundingisnotas grea t 
asit has been in the past, but the 
SGA cannot afford to continue 
to support club sports at levels 
of past years. We are very in- 
terested in the success of club 
sports and do not intend for 
thispolicy change todiscourage 
the club sports program. Be- 
cause the club sports program 
was initially an administrative 
effort, we will assist the club 
sports in lobbying to increase 
Athletic Departmentfunding of 
the program. 




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From 'Trout," pg. 1 

have gotten a sense of dismay 
and horror at the amount of 
drinking that goes on in some 
dormitories." 

He added that this echoed 
his own first-year experience 
when he began his under- 
graduate studies after growing 
up in a rural environment. 

Trout said that the college 
has made "considerable 
progress in responsible drink- 
ing, responsible alcohol use, 
and responsible parties. ... The 
amount of non-alcoholic-based 
social events has increased ex- 
ponentially ..." over the past 
year. 

"I hope we are not going to 
slide back ... I just don't think 
you are achievingyour purpose 
if you're hung over three days a 
week," he said. 

Additionally, "drinking 
leads to other behaviors which 
are not great," he said, "such as 
assault and acquaintance rape. 
... I don't mean to overempha- 
size this, but I am concerned," 
Trout said. 

Trout is also concerned 
about AIDS. "The AIDS educa- 
tion programming planned for 
this semester is really very 
good," he said. 

He then commented on the 
statistics reported by Dr. Ed 
Weissman and printed in the 
ELM (Issue Three]. Trout said 
that, especially regarding the 
fact that a large portion of the 
campus engages in unprotected 
sex with multiple partners, that 
the numbers were "really kind 
of scary." 

The Honor Code was ad- 
dressed next. "It takes a long 
time to develop an ethos in 
which an Honor Code is part of 
business as usual." He related 
that some collegesha ve, as their 
final examination period, self- 
scheduled exams. Students take 
exams when and where they 
are prepared for them, with the 
understanding that they have 
no outside help in writing the 
blue books. 

"I hope some day that we 
will see [them] at this college," 
Trout said. 

Trout feels that the college 
is moving towards an atmo- 
sphere of tolerance, "whetherit 
be religious, racial, cultural, or 
political tolerance." 

He said that in the current 
political clime that the latter sort 
of tolerance is especially im- 
portant. He stressed that stu- 
dents should "exchange notions 
about where this country 
should go and listen to the other 
point of view with respect." 

Trout spent the next sev- 
eral minutes discussing Daly 
Hall, the future academic facil- 

See "Trout/' pg. 6 



Washington College ELM 



October 2, 1992 



Brief Beef m 



liege Hall of Fame Inducts 

ur New Members this Saturday 



Register and Vote 

Today is the last day to register and vote. To register, or if you 
have any questions about the voting processand absentee ballots, 
visit the Vote America table in the cafeteria at lunch and dinner, or 
cain(800)222-VOTE. 

Volunteer Fair to Open Next Weekend 

On Saturday, October 10, Kent County will hold a Volunteer 
Opportunities Fair. The fair has been organized to recognize 
outstanding volunteer contributions from both groups and in- 
dividuals, to provide information for those who seek to serve the 
community and to compilea list of names and addresses of people 
who wish to volunteer for future projects in Kent County. 

The fair is coordinated by the County's Community Service 
Program. 

The Hands Out Program and the Target Tutoring Programs 
will be represented at the fair. There will also be workshops and 
registration for training sessions, and the Chestertown Volunteer 
Fire Company's Aerial Ladder Display will be on view. 

The Kent County Volunteer Opportunities Fair will be held 
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chestertown Middle School. 
Thercis no admission charge, and refreshments will be served. 
■Martha Kimura, Staff Writer 

Club Fair Winner 



The winner of the best table display award was the Interna- 
tional Relations Club. Their display included posters, maps, 
music, and "UN Twister." The Fall 1992 SGA Club Fair was held 
Septemberl8. 

Greek Games 



The Greek Games held last Sunday boasted the same top 
winners as last year: Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Theta Chi 
fraternity. Other winners included Best Banner, Zeta Tau Alpha; 
Greek Goddess, Nora Garcia; and Greek God, Rory Conway. 

Health Services Task Force Forming 

A Task Force initiated by the SGA to evaluate the efficiency 
of the college Health Service program is currently forming. If you 
have any questions, wish to join the task force committee, or help 
in any way, you can contact Tanya Allen through student mail. 

Freshman Officers Elected 

Congratulations to this year's batch of Freshman Class Offic- 
ers. The leaders of the class of 1992 include Melissa Omohundro, 
President; Andre Taylor, Vice-President; Debbie- Ann Robinson, 
Secretary; and Geoff Bley, Treasurer. 



Repairs to Close Chester River Bridge 

The State Highway Administration will begin work to repair 
the drawbridge on MD 213 which crosses the Chester River in 
Chestertown on October 5. The bridge will close to vehicle traffic 
from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, October 12 through Saturday, 
October 17 and Monday, November 16 through Saturday, No- 
vember 21 . It also will close to marine traffic from 7 a.m., October 
5 to 6 p.m., October 9; from 10 p.m. October 12 to 6 a.m., October 
17; and from 10 p.m., November 16 to 6 a.m., November 21. 
Variable message signs will alert motorists of the closures and 
detour. The detour is MD Route 544 to MD Route 290 and MD 
Route 291. Covington Machine and Welding of Annapolis will 
^ke repairs as part of an area-wide bridge repair contract. 
Reprinted by permission of the Kent County News. 



Jennifer Gray Reddish 



A&E Editor 

Washington College's Hall 
of Fame is making room for 
four new faces this weekend. 
Inductee Joesph M. Wilson, 
class of 1 979, works as a lawyer 
in Springfield, Virginia, but is 
remembered by WC as a great 
leader and athlete, the third 
highest basketball scorer of all- 
time with 1,401 points. MVP 
three years in a row, Wilson 
was the first Washington Col- 
lege student awarded a Na- 
tional Collegiate Athletic As- 
sociation (NCAA) post-gradu- 
ate scholarship. 

Other honors included 
post-season selection to the All- 
Mid-Atlantic Conference first 
team in 1976-77 and All-State 
honorable mention that year. 
Inhis senior year, he again made 
the first team AI1-MAC as well 
as the NCAA Division III All- 
American squad and the first 
team All-State. 

Along with Wilson, former 
lacrosse mid-fielder Robert V. 
Shriver, class of 1973, will be 
honored as well. Shriver was' 
an All- American and All-South 
Mid Atlantic All Conference 
performer in 1972 and 1973. In 
his senior year, he was selected 
to play in the annual United 
States Inter-Scholastic Lacrosse 
Association (USILA) North/ 
South game. He was an alter- 



nate for the USA Team in 1974 
and 1978. Playing for the 
Chesapeake Lacrosse Club in 
1974, he was named "Rookieof 
the Year" and Club Lacrosse 
All- American. 

Shriver now coaches la- 
crosse at Boy's Latin Prepara- 
tory School in Baltimore, MD, 
where he was selected as the 
Maryland Scholastic 

Association's "Coach of the 
Year" in 1984 and 1985. 

Fellowinducteeand former 
administrative officer with the 
National Institutes of Health- 
Public Health Service, John E. 
Fitzgerald of Silver Spring, MD 
was a dual sportsman in bas- 
ketball and baseball his fresh- 
man and sophomore years. 
Hailed by Tom "Coach" Kibler 
as one the best first basemen to 
every attend the college, 
Fitzgerald was noted for his su- 
perior hitting and fielding 
abilities. 

With the school's 
discontinuation of baseball 
during the depression years of 
1931 and 1932 and the death of 
hisfather, Fitzgerald was forced 
to leave Washington College. 
He graduated from George 
Washington University in 1936 
and played professional base- 
ball for one year with a farm 
team belonging to the Wash- 
ington Senators. 

The fourth and posthu- 



mous inductee. Homer Smoot, 
graduated in 1895. A profes- 
sional baseball player of 13 
years, he is considered one of 
the Maryland's Eastern Shore's 
best hitters, ranked alongside 
Jimmie Foxx, Frank 
"Homerun" Baker and William 
Beck "Swish" Nicholson. He 
played with the St. Louis Car- 
dinalsfroml901-1908andspent 
one season in Cincinnati before 
serving five years in the Ameri- 
can Association at Toledo, 
Louisville, and Kansas City. In 
1925, he managed the Eastern 
Shore League's Salisbury Indi- 
ans. 

Preceding the induction 
ceremony, a bronze statue hon- 
oring William Beck "Swish" 
Nicholson, a 1936 Washington 
College graduate and profes- 
sional baseball player with the 
Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia 
Phillies, will be unveiled next 
to the Chestertown Town Hall 
at 120 N. Cross Street at 4:00 
p.m. 

Afterwards, a cash bar re- 
ception will be held from 5 to 
6:30 p.m. at the BAJLFC. The 
reception will then move to 
Hynson Loungeat6:30p.m. for 
dinner and induction cer- 
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"Trout," from pg. 5 

ity to be built behind William 
Smith Hall. 

He discussed one of the 
primary motivations behind 
building a new structure, as 
opposed to renovating 
Ferguson Hall in addition to 
the scheduled renovations to 
Smith. 

"Ferguson Hall serves as a 
place apart," he said. "(It) does 
not allow for the mixing of 
students and faculty which is 
supposed tobeone of our great 
strengths." 

Trout stressed the amount 
of space in Daly reserved for 
faculty/student lounges, which 
will be equipped with comput- 
ers and additional work space 
for professors and students. 

"If we succeed in raising 
the remainder of the funds for 
thisbuilding, we will have [cre- 
ated) the first structure for the 
social sciences, other than art 
and music and drama, since 
1916." 

He discussed at length the 
plans for Daly [see ELM Issue 
Threel, and added that a 
"sculpture garden with a low 
wall" is being considered for 
the green outside of the 
ConstanceStuartLarrabccArts 
Center. 



When asked if he could say 
when the entire $5.2 million 
dollar project of erecting Daly 
Hall and renovating William 
Smith Hall will be completed. 
Trout said "I pray." He said 
that if all goes well, "it is con- 
ceivable to break ground this 
coming summer." 

SG A President Jen Del Nero 
asked President Trout to con- 
sider the placement of handi- 
capped-access entrances in 
buildings on campus. Cur- 
rently, she said, handicapped 
persons enter at the rear of 
buildings, and that seems to 
reflect the treatment those per- 
sons receive in everyday life. 

PresidentTrout responded 
that both in Daly and Smith, 
handicapped access entry ways 
arc conveniently situated near 
roads for easy drop-off capa- 
bilities. Elevators will be lo- 
cated near these entrances. 

Troutalsodiscussed future 
plans to build a ramp from the 
Cater Walk to Miller Library. 
No concrete plans have been 
completed for construction of 
such a ramp. 

In addressing the size of 
enrollment of the college. Trout 
emphasized the improvement 
in atmosphere that would be 
gained along with more stu- 
dents. 



"As we plan for the future 
... these plans should assume 
that the ideal size of thecollege, 
by the year 2,000, is in the vicin- 
ity of 1,200 students." 

Such a change, he said, 
would not occur until around 
1995. 

To accommoda te the larger 
numbers of students, the col- 
lege would "cycle in" dorms 
around 1995-6. "I'm certainly 
not opposed to a certain num- 
ber of students living off cam- 
pus," Trout said, "but we are 
primarily a residential school. 

Trout feels that a "new vi- 
tality" will be gained, because 
to maintain the student-faculty 
ratio, more professors will be 
employed, increasing the op- 
portunities for more fields of 
study. 

With 18-22 new faculty, 
Trou t said, some possible areas 
of study could include new 
languages such as Russian, 
Classics, Chinese, Japanese, or 
Italian; sciences such as geol- 
ogy and oceanography; and a 
broader study of the "Pacific 
Rim," including language, his- 
tory, politics and philosophy. 

However, he said, many of 
thestaff departments would not 
have to enlarge with an increase 
of 300 students. For example, 
Trout said, "you would not 



need anybody in the Registrar's 
Office — I imagine with auto- 
mation and computers being 
what they are today, you could 
even shrink that office." 

Trout added that the col- 
lege will not make concrete 
plans for a larger student body 
until the resources are avail- 
able. "I don't think if s prudent 
to begin to enlarge the size of 
the college until the present 
demographic trough subsides, 
as it will in 1995, and it will 
subside very rapidly." He re- 
ferred to the recent trend of 
lower numbers of college stu- 
dents being attributable to low 
birth years in America. 

Tanya Allen, a junior En- 
glish major, asked President 
Trout if he would address the 
improvement of the Health 
Care Services on campus. 

Trout said these needs 
would have to be considered 
"whether we increase the size 
of the college or not." He men- 
tioned that it is a difficult mat- 
ter to decide how much of the 
cost of campus health care 
should be picked up by the op- 
erating budget, and how much 
should be paid for by the stu- 
dents. 

David George, a sopho- 
more active in the Campus In- 



volvement and Activities pro- 
gram, asked President Trout to 
carefully consider trying not to 
diversify the campus too much 
in too short a period of time. 

Trout is excited at the 
proposition of the college's 
joining the Centennial Confer- 
ence athletic division in the 
1993-4. He added that more 
students allows for the possi- 
bility of more sports teams, in- 
cluding women's soccer. 

More students, he said, 
would also enrich the music 
program. "It pains me that we 
are not a singing school," he 
said. 

Tanya Allen also brought 
up the question of "PR." She 
asked if measures are being 
taken to make Washington 
College known in areasoutside 
of the Maryland region. 

"Name recognition for 
Washington College is a prob- 
lem and will remain a problem 
for years to come," said Trout. 
He said that it is being ad- 
dressed by such things as a 
"handsome new viewbook" 
just produced by the Admis- 
sions Office. 

Trout wrapped up the dis- 
cussions by stating what a 
wonderful job he thinks Dean 
Wubbels isdoing for the school. 




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Letters 



October 2, 1992 



Lynch on Apathy. Ethics & Angels in America Rugby Founder Tired of Run-Around 



To the Editor: 

First and foremost in a 
journalist's mind should be the 
question of accuracy when re- 
cording information. In last 
week's issue of The Elm , an 
article concerning the play An- 
gels In America appeared on the 
Arts and Entertainment page. 
Thearticlecontainednumerous 
errors and omissions. 

To begin with, the 
playwright's name was spelled 
incorrectly — his name is Tony 
Kushner. Two cast members 
were omitted from the list: 
Lionel Dyson, who plays Belize 
and Mr. Lies, and Polly 
Sommerfeld, who portrays 
Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz, 
Hannah Pitt, Prior #2, Harry, 
and Ethel Rosenberg. The* 
content of the play was also 
misrepresented: there is noth- 
ing whatsoever in the play 
which deals with the issue of 
equal employment, the play 
doescontain a fictionalized Roy 
Cohn — but his life is not the 
single focusof the play, and not 
all of the characters are forced 
lo deal with the issue of AIDS. 
It is not primarily a play about 
AIDS, but AIDS is dealt with in 
the play. 

Also omitted from the ar- 
ticle was the fact that Dale 
Daigle, Director, designed the 
set and the lights. EveZartman 
i our well-dressed stage man- 
ager, which was never men- 



tioned in the article. I am briefly 
and rather monosyllabically 
quoted, entirely out of context. 
My name is not only Heather, it 
is, in fact, Heather Lynch. I am 
the Assistant Director,and I also 
read the stage directions (not a 
professional actress). It is dis- 
heartening to read an article 
concerning something I am 
personally involved in, only to 
discover that the press has 
stripped it (and myself, devoid 
of a surname, a blessing in dis- 
guise), and made almost a 
mockery of it in an attempt to 
define it in some way. When 
one form of expression slaugh- 
ters another, there issomething 
wrong somewhere. Maybe it 
was Reagan's fault. Maybe it 
was my fault. Who knows? 

Angels In America is a play 
with a strong social conscious- 
ness. It is an important play, 
and one that deserves recogni- 
tion as such. Perhaps if some of 
our student body can take time 
between trips to the keg to see 
it, it can change someone's 
perceptions of contemporary 
society a little. Apathy is perva- 
sive at WC, as demonstrated by 
thedisinterestofthefacultyand 
community (with some excep- 
tions) in student (and faculty) 
drama productions. President 
Trout's inability to attend dra- 
matic productions, the recent 
history of the College's official 
newspaper (under Laura Hop- 



per: plagiarisms practice ELM, 
"bla, bla, bla?" — need I say 
any more?), specifically the ut- 
ter lack of journalistic ethics in 
last week's A&E article. 

And by the way President 
Trout, thanks for the form letter 
concerning my contribution to 
last semester's production of 
Pippin, since it took all of fifteen 
minutes of my time to buy 
chocolate puddingforthatplay. 
It is a shame that you missed 
the other, and in my opinion, 
more important plays last year 
— Bennett Lamond and Tim 
Maloney in Dale's Waiting For 
Godot were magnificent, and 
since Beckett studies at Wash- 
ington College can be consid- 
ered one of our most important 
contributions to the world of 
academia, it wascriminal of you 
to have ignored it (and A Dream 
Play, Burn This, Cyrano de 
Bergerac, Antigone, and Sea- 
scape With Sharks and Dancer). 
Perhaps your attendance at 
drama productions (or art 
shows, on-campus lectures, 
athletic events, or music de- 
partment productions) isn't 
part of your job description. 
Perhaps the only way to elicit 
your presence is to provideyou 
with pockets from which to 
pick. 

Heather Lynch '93 
English major 



To the Editor 

This is the last straw. First, 
when I started this club. The 
Athletic Department, and Geoff 
Miller in particular, managed 
to put roadblock after roadblock 
in our way. We eventually had 
to go over his head in order just 
to raise money for ourselves. I 
should have known that the 
A.D., and G.M. in particular, 
would never give us any help 
whenMillerbluntlystated"We 
don't want Rugby at Washing- 
ton College." However, we 
pressed on, hoping that if we 
could move ourselves we 
would eventually get some 
support, if not respect. Prom- 
ised that after two yearsof club 
status our situation would be 
reviewed, I naively believed the 
word of Miller. How foolish I 
was. 

After two solid yearsas the 
biggest, best organized, and 
most active club on campus, 
Mr. Miller has proven in spades 
to be not only a liar, but a fraud 
as well. Not only were promises 
broken, but believe it or not, 
there is an active desire to snuff 
out the Rugby Club. Why is 
this? What else do we' have to 
do to be taken seriously here at 
WAC?Get half our team busted 
for DU1? Illegally recruit play- 
ers? Give out "Scholastic" 
scholarships to players? Engage 
inbench-dearingbrawls?Geez, 
compared to the varsify teams, 



The author of the following letter 
has asked to remain anonymous. 
Due to the sensitive nature of its 
content, I have chosen run the letter 
without a name. — Ed. 

To the Editor: 

Some of them want to abuse you, 
some of them want to be abused 
—Annie Lennox 

A few weeks ago, I slit my 
wrists with a disposable bic 
razor. No — I don't say that for 
shock value. Onthecontrary,it 
was stupid, lame thing to do — 
I got some laundry detergent 
on the cuts a little while later, 
very painful. 

Why am I writing the edi- 
loraboutthat? Well, last week's 
£LM spoke about the support 
group, For All Seasons. An 
explanatory piece, but not per- 
sonal. No one wants to write 
about abuse with a personal 
touch. Who wants to reveal their 
Personal hell? 

After six years of mental 
abuse and three separate sexual 
faults, I thought I was going 
jo make a permanent trip to la- 
'aland. However, Ihavestarted 
'o feci somewhat better — this 
w eek marks my third with For 
pll Seasons. Their counselors 
lare] private, personal — de- 
ending. There's no hedging 
the questions with these guys. 



If you think you're ugly — 
dammit, they want to know 
why. A veritable expose-your- 
past-to-me-for-your-own-good- 
organization. 

There's a myth to counsel- 
ing — if you're abused and you 
talk about [it] — you'll feel in- 
stantlybetter. ERRRRR. Wrong 
answer. That works just about 
as well as instant coffee. When 
you're telling someone — es- 
pecially an unbiased stranger 
— how this person and that 
person said you were nothing 
but a liar and a never-amount- 
to-nothing, worthless human 
being — you don't let yourself 
feelmuch. If sasifyou're telling 
the story of another person's 
life — but later, it all comes 
back for a visit, just like an old 
friend. Mow are you doing? Still 
feeling mighty small, are you not? 
Good. 

For that price, you might 
ask if counseling is worth the 
trouble. Problems, 

Schmoblems, we've all got 
problems. Manypeopleonthis 
campus handle their troubles 
well — others drink themselves 
to oblivion, snort some coke, 
smoke some grass, fuck a few 
strangers an<l inhale cigarettes 
like air. Others bow to the 
miracle of antidepressants and 
uppers. Medicinal maintainers. 



Know what happens when 
you stop taking the drugs? Be- 
sides withdrawal,yougodown, 
way down. As for the rest, wak- 
ing up half-drunk in a foreign 
place next to a stranger never 
solved much either (except 
underpopulation with the all 
the pregnancies that occur due 
to unprotected sex during 
binge-drinking.) 

Oh, yeah. Abused people 
tend to let others manipulate 
them as well. Battered women 
tend to have failed romantic 
relationships — their partners 
most likely mirroring their 
originalabuser. Rapeand incest 
victims often times have more 
than one attacker throughout 
their lifetimes — as one coun- 
selor explained to me, "these 
women have a vulnerable air 
that alerts victimizers to them 

To a rapist or a molester — 
that means "I know she won't 
tell." They're usually right. 

Sound familiar? It does to 
me and it will to a lot of other 
people too. Even on this cam- 
pus of prep-school graduates 
and million-dollar families. 
Don'tbesurprised. Until I went 
to For All Seasons, my roman- 
tic involvement, my social life, 
my job — writing, the only tal- 
ent and pastime I truly enjoy — 



were all sliding down hill, a 
little at a time, very fast. 

My conversations became 
a string of cruel sarcasms. The 
morethebetter. My sister stated 
the obvious, "You're such an 
angry person." Well, you bet- 
ter believe it. It sure felt better 
than playing use-me-as-a- 
doormat. 

But anger only gets you so 
far — an illusion of control. 
Simply put: If you get away 
from the people who have 
fucked with your body and 
your mind, don't let them con- 
tinue their domination in ab- 
sentia. 

First, to them, say — go fuck 
yourself. Then get on with your 
life. 

For that, you'll need some 
help,believeme. Thatdoesnot 
mean you're a weak person. 
It's better than allowing invis- 
ible ghosts and controlled sub- 
stances take over your life. 

Get help now, before you 
graduate, start families. Your 
marriage, your family, your 
children's futures — they de- 
pend on your mental health. 
Get it together now — waiting 
will just make the past more 
binding, more muddled. 

"Alice" 

Washington College Student 



we're angels. All that we've 
done is manage 4 seasons, in- 
stitute a highly successful 
President's Cup tournament 
two years in a row (inciden- 
tally, Pres. Trout hasn't ever 
bothered to show up at his own 
tournament), and generally 
manage ourselves in a manner 
much more mature than your 
average campus jock. 

What do we get in return? 
SHIT UPON! Last year Mr. 
Miller offered us room on 
campus to practice — did I 
mention that we have to drive 5 
miles and pay $500 just to have 
a field? — in the form of the 
space between the two practice 
fields, but only when no other 
teams were out there. This was 
about 15 minutes a day. We 
respectfully declined,undcr the 
false assumption that this year 
we would be moved onto 
campus, as Mr. Miller prom- 
ised. 

What happened? Well, first 
they decided to build a club 
sports field behind the Field 
Hockey Field. This sounded 
OK, even though the field 
would be crowded with Club 
Lacrosse, Club Soccer, Club 
Girls Soccer, etc. etc. Then we 
got a look at this field. The field 
was so uneven that if you stood 
at one end zone, you couldn't 
even see the other end zone. 
Afterall of the tires were pulled 
out of this miserable joke of a 
field, it was time to plant the 
turf. Well, don't you know that 
Mr. Miller decided that there 
wasn't enough money to finish 
our field. We should have 
known that he was lying. 

Anyway, then this year 
they decided that our situation 
wouldn't be changed at all. We 
still pay $500 for the privilege 
of driving 5 miles to our rental 
field, and we still have no use of 
any locker room, trainingroom 
or training facility. We still have 
no coach, no thanks to 
Mr. Miller. However, it is im- 
portant to realize the method 
behind his lying. Mr. Miller 
knows that the longer we're left 
to dangle, thegreater the chance 
that our club will just peter out. 
And that is exactly what is 
happening. When we heard that 
Girls B-Ball was being moved 
on campus, given a coach and 
access to Athletic Department 
facilities, we knew what was 
happening. 

However, the tast straw 
was still to come. Just to squeeze 
us more, the Athletic Depart- 
ment banned us from playing 
Men's clubs, one of the staples 
of our schedule. Since we get 
no help in scheduling our 
matches, and because we are 
not yet in our regional Rugby 
Union, we have to scrape to- 
gether the best schedule pos- 

See "Engel," pg 12 



October 2, 1992 



Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 



October 2 - 9 



Friday 2, Sunday 4-Monday 5 
Film Series: Antonia & }ane 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. + 

Friday 2 - Saturday 3 

Not for the Faint of Heart Dramatic 

Reading: 
Angels in America 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday 3 

Alumni vs. Atumni Soccer Game 
Kibler Field, 11:00 a.m. + 

Alumni Crew Races 

Truslow Boat House, 11:00 am. t 

Alumni vs. Sho'men Field Hockey Game 
Kibler Field, 1:00 p.m. t 

Alumni Baseball Game, 
Baseball Field, 1 :00 p.m. t 

Statue unveiling: William Beck "Swish" 

Nicholson 
120 N. Cross St., Chestertown, 4:00 p.m. t 

Athletic Hall of Fame 

Reception and Dinner, 
Reception, BAJLFC, 5:00 p.m. 
Dinner & Ceremony, 

Hynson Lounge, 6:30 p.m. 
$20.00 admission 
For information: 778-7812 + 

Janes United Methodist Church 

Jazz Festival 
Wilmer Park, 12:00 p.m. 
$5.00 admission t 

Poetry Reading: Bad Poetry by Awful Poets 
O'Neill Literary House, 8:00 p.m. 

Phi-Delt/Theta Chi Concert 
Band: Zambesi Express 
CoffeeHouse, 9:00 p.m.-l:00 a.m. 
$300 admission 

Sunday 4 

Gender Studies Reading Group 

Organizational Meeting 
O'Neill Literary House, 1:00 p.m. t 



Monday 5 

Film: The Allison Gcrtz Story 
CAC, 7:30 p.m. + 

Film Club Meeting 

Fried Green Tomatoes 

O'Neill Literary House, 9:30 p.m. 



Tuesday 6 

William James Forum 
Agenda for the Year 2000: 

Issues and Priorities 
Guest Speaker: Gibson Winter 
Hynson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. t 

Jazz Class 

Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 

4:30-6:00 p.m. 

SGA Meeting 
CAC, 9:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 7 
Yom Kippur 

Internship Coordinator: 
James F. Lawrence, Executive Dir., 
Bureau of Refugee Programs 
CAC Commons, 3:00 p.m. 

Performance Class 

Norman James Theatre, 4:00 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Class 
Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 
6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Snickers Comedy Club 
Danny Sheehan 
CoffeeHouse, 8:30 p.m. 
$1.00 admission t 

Thursday 8 
Ballet Class 
Dance Studio, BAJLFC 
4:30-6:00 p.m. 

Lecture: Discrimination 
Guest Speaker: Barbara Spicer 
Sophie Kerr Room, 7:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by The Gender Relations 
Awareness Alliance + 

College Community Chorus Rehearsal 
Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 

GALA Meeting 

CAC Commons, 7:00 p.m. t 

Friday 9 

Concert Series: Concerto Soloists of 

Philadelphia 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

Coming Out Poetry Reading 
O'Neill Litterary House, 8:00 p.m. 




Student Profile: Andy McKim 




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Art Exhibit: Sue Tessem, The Imperial Hotel, through October 19. 



BOTSWANA 1 

Going abroad is nothing new to Andrew McKim, a senior 
International Studies major and French minor. Andy has moved 
back and forth from Africa and his home town of Towson, MD 
since he was born. Since his father's service in the Peace Corps, his 
family has lived in Tanzania (where he learned some Swahili and 
experienced food shortages first hand) and has traveled all over 
the Eastern, Southern and Northern parts of Africa. His sopho- 
more year of college, he wen t abroad a semester to Botswana. As 
he stated, "It's a long way from Towson suburbia to Botswana." 

After finishing high school in the United States, Andy chose 
Washington College for its "easy going, small-school atmosphere" 
and its International Studies program. Since his arrival, Andy has 
stayed active in the college community. During his freshman year 
he worked extensively with the newly formed International 
House and its lecture series. The next year he lived in the I-House, 
running the lecture series wi th Professor Shivers and R. J. Eldridge. 

Last year Andy served as an SGA dorm senator for East Hall 
and participated in the Model Organization of African Unity. 
Andy has participated with the swim team since his freshman 
year (known as the Swim Club until Fall 1990), specializing in the 
the breaststroke and free-style 100 and 200 yard races. He also is 
a fourth-year member of the French Club and International 
Relations Club. 

Presently, Andy is a resident assistant on Kent second-floor 
north hall and is vice-president of Hands Out, a student volunteer 
organization. He also works as a supervisor at the Swim Center. 
As a member of the Society of Junior Fellows, an organization that 
provides grants for independent research for junior and senior 
members who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, Andy 
interned with the Agency of International Development in 
Washington, D.C. this past summer. 

Andy'sacademic successes in high school and in college have 
earned him the George Washington Scholar Scholarship for high 
school achievement as well as the Sir Oliver Wright Scholarship 
and the Sun Paper's Scholarship for outstanding senior Interna- 
tional Studies majors. He is a Dean's List student and has a 
cumulative GPA of 3.63. 

His summer internship mirrored his future career plans to 
work in African developmental issues. Next year, he plans to 
enter graduate school for International Studies, Development or 
African Studies or join the peace corps. 

In his spare time, Andy confesses to being lecture series 
addict. An avid outdoorsman, he often goes camping. Heenjoys 
travelling and experiencing different countries, which he does 
not get to do as often as he would like and towards which most of 
his savings are directed. 

Andy's interest in African affairs has increased his study of 
environmental and developmental economics. With his French 
minor, he has developed a great appreciation of French West 
African literature and poetry. 



Washington College ELM 



Arts & Entertainment 



October 2, 1992 



AIDS Awareness Month 



Still think AIDS can't hap- 
pen to you? AIDS Awareness 
month hopes to inject a little 
reality into the Washington 
College community, if the sta- 
tistics have not already. 

The October campaign is 
sponsored by a campus organi- 
zation coalition, including the 
Gay and Lesbian Association, 
the Student Activities Office, 
the AIDS Education Group, the 
Gender Relations Awareness 
Alliance and Health Services. 
Their main objective is to make 
students aware that AIDS can 
happen to them and that only 
they can protect themselves 
from HIV transmission, the vi- 
rus that causes the syndrome. 

As GALA President 
Gehrett Ellis stated, "I hope 
people realize AIDS is not just a 
' disease. It's affecting all 
walks of life. Even if they go to 
just one event, every bit of in- 
formation helps. The problem 
is not going away anytime 
soon." 

Some of the events on the 
AIDS Awareness calender in- 
clude Angels in America, which 
features a male character who 
suffers the physical, emotional 
and social effects of the fatal 
ilness. Directed by Dale Da igle 
and student directed by senior 
Heather Lynch, the dramatic 
reading is part of the Not for the 
Faint of Heart series and will be 
in Tawes Theatre at 8:00 p.m., 
Friday and Saturday, October 
2nd and 3rd. 

GALA'S Wednesday, Oc- 
tober 8 discussion will focus on 
the Baltimore Sun Magazine's 
article chronicling the life of an 
AIDS victim from hisdiagnosis 
until his death and is written 
from the perspective of his 



nurse. All are welcome to at- 
tend the 7:00 p.m. meeting in 
the CAC Commons. 

GALA then will host The 
Coming Out Poetry Reading, at 
the O'Neill Literary House, 
Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m. An 
open reading, bring your fa- 
vorite writings about and by 
gay men and lesbians. 

That same weekend, the 
AIDS Quilt will be displayed in 
Washington, D.C. October 9- 
11. Thousandsof different tiles, 
representing the many lives 
affected by AIDS, will create 
the quilt in the hopes to raise 
awareness and support in the 
fight against the syndrome. 

A culture van field trip is 
planned to see thequilt Sunday, 
October 11. For those inter- 
esting in going, sign-up sheets 
will be posted in Health Ser- 
vices, the Miller Library and 
Student Affairs. 

The final event of AIDS 
awareness month will be a lec- 
ture by Dr. Sylvia Silver, an 
assistant professor at George 
Washington University. Silver 
describes in plain English how 
HIV functions biologically to 
break down the immune sys- 
tem. Her talk features a slide 
presentation as well as up-to- 
date information concerning 
the search for a cure as well as 
new statistics concerning the 
disease's future. Dr. Silver will 
speak Wednesday, October 28 
at 7 p.m. in Dunning Lecture 
Hall. 

As GRAA President Lynn 
Clifford said, "Dr. Silver's talk 
will help raise the level of un- 
derstanding of AIDS ... Every- 
one should come, whether or 
not they think they are at risk." 



Workplace Discrimination 



Discrimination seems 
prevalent in many lines of work 
these days. Even at the once 
prestigious law firm of 
Goldsborough, Cowdrey and 
Famch in Easton, MD. A court 
investigation revealed that 
George Goldsborough disci- 
plined his young female work- 
study secretary by spanking 
her. However, the young sec- 
retary waited several years be- 
fore reporting the incidentsdue 
to the embarrassing nature of 
the abuse. Though many 
people were aware of the 
lawyer's improprieties and the 
firm's nickname "Spanky and 
Our Gang," no action was taken 
to stop him until the past sum- 
mer. 

This incident raises ques- 
tion concerning the definition 
of on-the-job discrimination 
and harassment. Though there 
seems to be no question of dis- 
crimination in this case, there 
remains a gray area concerning 
many issues of discrimination. 
One such gray area is equal pay 
for women. 

There does not seem to be 
much equal when comparing 
the differences in the earning 
power of men and women in 
the United States. A story by 
Marilyn Gardner told of a pre- 
cedent setting court case in 
Everett, Massachusetts. The 
school cafeteria workers, all 
women, received almost 50 
percent less pay than their all- 
male custodian counterparts, 
despite heavy manual laborand 
excellent work records. The 
women sued the city and the 
court ruled in their favor, enti- 
tling them to equal wages and 
back pay. 

Seemingly a case scenario 



from the 1960s, the complaint 
was made in 1989 and the case 
decided this past year. As of 
now, women still make only 71 
cents to each dollaramanearns, 
even though women played a 
substantial role in the work 
place since World War II. 

The idea that men should 
be paid more is an outdated 
ideal. According to the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, women 
comprise nearly 6 million single 
working mothers in the United 
States. Of these, two million of 
them earned $20,000 or less. 

Issues of discrimination 
will be the first topic of the Gen- 
der Relations Awareness Alli- 
ance lecture series. Formerly 
the Women's Issues Discussion 
Group, the alliance boasts a 
mailing list of over 70 people 
and a strong interest in explor- 
ing issues of miscommunica- 
tion between the sexes. 

Their guest speaker, Bar- 
bara Spicer, isa la wyer with the 
prestigious firm of Smith, 
Somerville&Casein Baltimore, 
MD. Her talk will be held in the 
Sophie Kerr Room, October 8 at 
7 p.m. and will offer guidelines 
relevant to men and women 
entering the work force. Also, 
the more subtle, but still restric- 
tive, aspects of discrimination 
and the legal options available 
to employees will be discussed 
as well as the biased laws still in 
effect. 



Gender Studies 



The organizational meeting 
of the Gender Studies Reading 
Group will be Sunday, October 
4 at 1:00 p.m. in the O'Neill 
Literary House. Thegroupwill 
discuss and plan the reading 
agenda for the semester. 

If you have any questions 
or are interested, but unable to 
attend, please contact Professor 
Audrey Fessler in William 
Smith 15orTanyaCunicin Kent 
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October 2, 1992 



Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



George Jamison Reviews Professor Tessem's Art 



George Jamison 



Staff Writer 

I am not an Art major, have 
not taken an art course, and am 
not even in tunc with the 
"popular" artists. When I was 
first assigned this article I was 
overcome with some paranoia 
and some doubts. 

Who am I to say what is 
goodandwhatisnot? How can 
I be a critic of art when I do not 
know the subject? How would 
I feel if some no-talent English 
major told the rest of the world 
what he thought about my 
creations? Why me? 

After the paranoia sub- 
sided, 1 thought about it. Why 
couldn't I critique another 
artist's work? I'm a fairly in- 
telligent human with a basic 
knowledge of art. Hell, I've 
even dabbled in drawing and 
painting once. So why 
shouldn't 1 write this article? 

I did find discover some 
background information about 
the artist. Dr. Susan Tessem 
wasbomin Edmonton, Alberta, 
Canada, during the middle- 
forties. Shewaseducatedatthe 
University of South Florida, the 
University of Michigan, and the 
University of Maryland. Her 
teaching positions have taken 



her to the University of South 
Florida, the University of 
Michigan, the University of 
Delaware, the University of 
Maryland, the summer work- 
shops of Monchique, Portugal, 
and, finally, Washington Col- 
lege. 

Her exhibits have taken 
place in many places along the 
Eastern Shore of the United 
States. Her collections have 
been purchased by the 
Westinghouse Corporation, in 
Washington D.C., the 
Honeywell Corporation, in 
Philadelphia, the University of 
Delaware in New Ark, the Em- 
bassy of Iran, in Washington, 
D.C., and by many private col- 
lectors in Germany, England, 
and the Netherlands. 

Dr. Tessem's art exhibit at 
the Imperial Hotel, showing 
from now until October 19, is a 
must-see. Her artistry is as- 
tounding. Her pictures seem 
simple at first glance, but tran- 
scend the deceiving easy sub- 
ject matter into the complex 
world of art as you examine 
them. The beauty of her paint- 
ings stems from their simplic- 
ity. 

All of her current paintings 
on display contain some sort of 
natural scene. The paintings 



contain a mist that covers por- nature that become a motif in 
tions of the scenery. Through her paintings. 




Sue Tessem at work in the studio 

this mist comes a very clear As one looks at her paint- 

portrayal of certain aspects of ings, they are transported to a 



very familiar scene that they 
have in their memories. These 
paintings contain a certain ele- 
ment of familiarity that an indi- 
vidual experiences only after 
years of visiting a very special 
place. This familiarity, at first, 
scares away the viewer. But 
after a while, the viewer wants 
to take that painting home with 
him/her in order to relive the 
memories. 

As I said, Dr. Tessem's art 
show is a must see. But along 
with her paintings, she also has 
an incredible knack forpottery. 
The art gallery that inhabits the 
little space below the Imperial 
Hotel contains a few examples 
of this eye-catching work. 

Take my word, if you 
would like to escape this very 
small town, just take a walk 
down High Street and enterinto 
the art gallery below the Im- 
perial Hotel. It contains many 
art pieces fromlocal artists, such 
as Washington College's own 
Kathy Wagner of the English 
Department and Mrs. Catherine 
Trout, our illustrious 
president's wife. 

To quote one of the patrons 
of the Art Gallery: "It's a little 
bit of Soho right here in 
Chestertown". Imagine that for 
a pleasant surprise. 



Scott and Dennis Review 
Jane 81 Antonia 



Scott Graham & 
Dennis Kelleher 



AV Guys 

The Plot: 

This weekend the movie 
being shown in Norman James 
Theatre is the British film, 
Antonia and jane. The main 
characters are two females who 
have been friends since the 
dawn of time and have a re- 
union once a year. We watch 
the movie through the eyes of 
the shrink that both women go 
to see to help them with their 
personal problems (yes, that's 
right, the same shrink!). 

The women are struggling 
to deal with their problems of 



love, sex, careers, and each 
other. Antonia is a beautiful 
blonde who stole Jane's first 
and only love when they were 
in college. Jane believes that 
Antonia has a great career, al- 
ways stands up for herself, and 
has the perfect marriage. 

At the same time, Jane her- 
self feels like she's always let- 
ting people walk on her and is 
struggling with her life. Antonia 
thinks Jane is a bouncy young 
person who is always changing 
and looking for the new expe- 
riences in life. 
Scott: 

The movie is about suffer- 
ing through the insecurities of 
two women as they tell their 



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older lady in a hot pink chair). 
To the point, the movie is bor- 
ing. The two women have some 
pretty screwed up lives. One is 
in love with an escaped con- 
vict, the other is involved in 
sexual games with her son's 
house master. 

Antonia and Jane need help 
and in the end they find help in 
each other (aww, isn't that 
sweet). If you're looking for 
something to do this weekend 
try masturbation. This movie is 
not worth the admission price 
(free). 
Dennis: 

Although I have to agree 
with Scott that the movie was 
fboring, there were some re- 
deeming qualities to it. The 
difference between the self-im- 
age of the characters holds for 
the other were somewhat in- 
teresting. In addition, some 
of the scenes were fairly amus- 
ing, particularly the sex scenes 
with Antonia and her anony- 
mous lover. Overall, however, 
the movie was not especially 
interesting. 

The score for this film (out of 
11) is: Scott:! /Dennis: 3 



Rachael Speaks Freely 
about Censorship 



Rachael Fink 



Staff Writer 

Remember the old saying 
about opinions and noses? 
Well, it's true, we've all got a 
nose and more opinions than 
we know what todo with. And 
that's not surprising, seeing as 
there are a very limited number 
of things that one can do with 
any given opinion. You can 
keep it to yourself (in my 
opinion, that sounds like the 
best thing to do), you can make 
it known (depending on your 
medium, not a bad idea, in my 
opinion), or you can shove it 
down your neighbor's throat 
(and my opinion here is to not 
agree with your opinion as to 
what to do with opinions). 

This last option is the cause 
of most of the problems con- 
cerning the media, art and en- 
tertainment these days. We 
havea long history of imposing 
our opinions on others and of 
removing theoppositeopinion. 
It's called censorship, and 
whether you're talking about 
pulling down a poster that of- 
fends you here on campus or 
requiring record labels to post 



warnings about explicit lyrics, 
we're talking about the same 
mentality — that what "they" 
say isn't what "we" want 
"them" to hear. At the same 
time, "they" don't want what 
"we" say to be heard. And the 
winner is . . . The Ruling Ma- 
jority(whoeverthatis). Butthe 
funny thing about The Ruling 
Majority is that you never quite 
know when the sides will flip. 1 
Whaf s being censored to- 
day maybe accepted tomorrow 
and then some other book gets 
pulled from the elementary 
schools. Thepointisthatifyou 
want to have the right to express 
yourself tomorrow, respect my 
right to express myself today. 2 

1 O-Kay, fine, so the conserva- 
tive right has been in power for 
more years than we would like 
to remember and the Moral 
Majori ty has no sense of humor, 
our time will come, really, it 
will. 

2 If you don't like what I'm 
saying — don't listen, if you 
don't like the music — change 
thestation,ifyoudon'tcallthat 
art — don't go to the museum. 
And don't worry, I'll do the 
same to you and yours. 







11 


Washington College ELM 


Arts & Entertainment 









Jazz Festival 

Want to jazz up your week- 
end? Then check out the Third 
Annual Janes United Method- 
ist Church Annual Jazz Festi- 
val Saturday. 

Scheduled to play are local 
legends Randolph "Jazz" 
Johnson's band and Kent 
County High School saxo- 
phonist, Ashley Harding. Some 
New York musicians are plan- 
ning to jam as well. 

There's no need to bring 
blankets or lunches. Lots of 
seats will be available along 
with plenty of food for sale. All 
music will be performed in the 
Lelia Hynson Pavilion. 

Don't forget a little 
spending money for the $5.00 
admission and arts and crafts 
exhibits. The festival begins at 
noon, October3 in Wilmer Park. 



Alumni Games 

In yer face Washington 
College sports fans. Former 
Washington College Sho'men 
plan to decide who has the 
competitive edge. If you cannot 
attend the induction ceremony 
and dinner in the Hynson 
Lounge (see College Hall of Fame 
to Add Fourt)be sure not to miss 
the afternoon action of the 
Alumni Games, Saturday Oc- 
tober 3. 

The games begin at 1 1 a.m. 
with the Alumni vs. Alumni 
soccer matchinKibler Field. At 
the same time, the Alumni Crew 
Races will launch from the 
Truslow Boat House. The 
Alumni vs. Sho'men Field 
Hockey teams will face off at 1 
p.m. on the athletic field as the 
Alumni Baseball game gets 
started. 



Ethics of the Future 



In the past few years, po- 
litical candidates and the me- 
dia have pointed toward a 
downward trend in the moral 
values and in the ethics of the 
human race the past few years. 
There has not been much hope 
predicted for the future. 

What exactly will the fu- 
ture hold? This question is the 
topic of the William James Fo- 
rum this week entitled. Agenda 
for the Year 2000: Issues and Pri- 
orities. Reverend Dr. Gibson 
Winter, resident of the 
Chestertown community of 
Heron Point and Adjunct Pro- 
fessor of Social EthicsatTemple 
University in Philadelphia, will 
speak. 

He has a unique perspec- 
tive of morality for the future. 
A nativeof New Albion, NY, he 
received his B A and BD degrees 
from Harvard University and 
the Episcopal Theological 
School in Cambridge, respec- 
tively. After ordination, ser- 
vice in the Naval Reserve, and 
church appointments in Con- 
necticut and Massachusetts, he 
returned to Harvard forhisM A 
and PhD degrees. 

Since 1956, Winter has 
taught social ethics ina number 
°f theological schools, includ- 
'ng University of Chicago and 
Princeton University. He has 
been a professor in the religion 
department of Temple Univer- 
sity since 1987. 

He is the author of numer- 
ous books, including Love and 
Conflict: New Patterns in Family 
Life, The Suburban Captivity of 
'"e Churches, The New Creation 
"s Metropolis, and Being Free. His 



most recent book, Community 
and SpiritualTransformation, was 
published in 1989. 

The lecture will be held in 
Hynson Lounge at 7:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, October 6. 



Ellenhorn Coordinates Education Experience 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

While Rachel Scholz is on 
leave during the 1992-93 aca- 
demic year, Dr. Joan Ellenhorn 
will temporarily replace her as 
Coordinator of Field Experi- 
ences for the Education De- 
partment. 

As part of her responsibil- 
ity in the department, Ellenhorn 
arranges for early education 
field students who are consid- 
ering professional teaching to 
observe and tutor in area 
classrooms. 

She also supervises both 
senior and graduate students 
who are teacher interns in local 
schools. "I see myself acting as 
a coach and mentor if needed," 
she noted. 

Ellenhorn said the depart- 
ment has seen an increase in the 
number of students interested 
in Education. This year there 
are three teacher interns each in 
Math, English, Social Studies 
and Science, in addition to one 
German and one Art teacher. 

She commented that the 
Education program here is rig- 
orous and intense.: "It's an un- 
usual process at Washington 
College," she stated. "I'm very 



impressed with the way the ' do." 

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From "Engel," pg. 7 

sible. By refusing to let us play 
men's clubs, Mr. Miller has ef- 
fectively killed our season this 
year. 

Well, Mr. Miller, after two 
years of your lying, dishonesty, 
and distasteful actions, I have a 
few words for you. First of all, 
you can take your broken 
promises and your lies and you 
can shove them up your ass. 



Who do you think you are? You 
are here to serve the students, 
all of the students, not just var- 
sity players. You obviously dis- 
agree, but that is not a surprise 
to me. You obviously care only 
about Geoff Miller and your 
own ass, as opposed to us poor 
schmucks who have to pay 
$18,000 a year to put up with 
assholes like yourself. 

Therefore, 1 must respect- 
fully resign from Washington 



College Rugby. I cannot con- 
tinue playing for a school that 
doesn't want us, and more im- 
portantly, for an athletic de- 
partment who doesn't deserve 
us. As for Mr. Miller, an old 
Rugby saying to you — Pogue 
Mahone! 

Seth Engel 

Founder, Washington College 
Rugby Football Club 



From "Nolan," pg. 3 

part of that elementary school 
chain. Scientists have barely 
touched the surface of the wide 
array of medical purposes that 
the vast amounts of different 
plants present. When a plant 
goes extinct they never will dis- 
cover its attributes. 

When people campaign to 
save some animal, do not blow 
them off as "bleeding-hearts." 
Recognize the right that animal 
has to its life and the role that 
that animal may play in keep- 
ing the environment in balance. 
Another common preju- 
dice against environmentalism 
is that it is the enemy of the 
economy, of industry, of 
progress. That simply does not 
have to be true. Currently, laws 
are far too lenient for compa- 



nies to have any real incentive 
tocjiange, thus thecurrent laws 
are viewed as a annoyance. 
People are frightened that 
stronger environmental laws 
would cause job layoffs or the 
shut down of companies. How 
could that be if a new environ- 
mental industry is created? Oil 
is going to run out, and a new 
technology willbe needed. That 
new technology needs to be 
created today. However, un- 
der thecurrent system, theonly 
future for scientists is in de- 
fense technologies. It is no 
wonder that Japan is not only 
the furthest along in basic tech- 
nology, but is number one in 
environmental technology — 
they do not have fifty-two per- 
cent of their budget tied up in 
defense spending. 

The Earth simply can not 



survive if we do not change. 
We really have no choice in the 
matter. Either we make the 
steps now to change our ways 
and to help the Earth heal from 
old wounds, or we wait until 
there is a major crisis that no- 
body can deny. However, by 
then it may be too late. Not 
everyone has to become an ac- 
tivist, crusading to save the 
planet, but everyone has the 
obligation as a citizen of this 
planet to at least change some 
personal habits to benefit the 
Earth. We cannot continue fill- 
ing up landfills, creating waste 
that will never be destroyed, 
and killing species that might 
be part of a solution. If the 
word environmentalism both- 
ers you, you can always use the 
label of common sense. 



Math Department 
Gets Mixed Review 



Sam Johnston 



Staff Writer 

In light of the emphasis given 
to the departments currently un- 
der evaluation by the external re- 
view process, the ELM spoke with 
the chairs of the three departments 
which have undergone theprocess: 
Psychology, Economics and 
Mathematics and Computer Sci- 
ence. Thepsychology and econom- 
ics results will appear in upcom- 
ing issues of the ELM. 

The Math Department was 
recently reviewed by an inde- 
pendent panel of observers in 
order to receive objective feed- 
back on how to strengthen the 
curriculum. 

The review panel consisted 
of colleagues from three other 
institutions, and included 
Stuart Herschfield from 
Hamilton College, Martha 
Siegel from Towson State, and 
Tom Tucker from Colgate Col- 
lege. As a team, they offered a 
number of ideas for possible 
implementation by the depart- 
ment, mostly concerning the 
orientation of the curriculum 
toward majors. 

Courses for the major, 
which consume a tremendous 



amount of departmental en- 
ergy, were recommended to be 
de-emphasized in favor of more 
service courses. While several 
classes were suggested for the 
curriculum, onecourse for Math 
majors was also listed as a pos- 
sible new addition. 

Professor Al Briggs of the 
Math Department said he 
agreed withcertain suggestions 
made by the committee but 
added that they were unclear 
on just how to put the ideas to 
use. "Theunderlyingquestion," 
he said, "is just how do you do 
all that?" 

Other ideas such as updat- 
ing the Math section of the 
ColIegeCatalogand expanding 
theTeacher's Education section 
to include classes in Computer 
Science and Math will most 
likely be employed, although 
the latter will have to receive 
State approval. 

The panel was not without 
its own faults. They suggested 
that the placement exam cur- 
rently used by the department 
be replaced with the MAA 
placement exam. The team ap- 
parently failed to notice that 
the MAA exam is the one cur- 
rently used by the college. 



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about classroom management 
oncea week. Theyalsoobserve 
instruction in their designated 
schools once weekly, and by 
the third week of October, they 
will begin daily teaching. 

Ellenhorn said the interns 
are assigned to a cooperating 
teacher who has expressed in- 
terest in acting as as site super- 
visor. The interns are asked to 
do a considerable amount of 
planning with the cooperating 
teachers so that they learn ev- 
ery aspect of organizing course 
content and are able to relate 
the subject to students. 

Teacher interns are also re- 
quired to engage in 
microteaching, a process in 
which they teach course con- 
tent to other fellow interns and 
learn to develop special in- 
struction strategiesin their own 
discipline. 

Both Ellenhorn and Dr. 
Sean O'Connor, Chair of the 
Department of Education, will 
sit in the classrooms and ob- 
serve the interns as they teach 
in an effort to monitor their 



progress and offer feedback. 

Whether or not teacher in- 
terns want to instruct elemen- 
tary, high school or college stu- 
dents, Ellenhorn believes that 
teaching experience on every 
level offers a better perspective 
on how the learning process 
works over time. 

As a teacher for over thirty 
years, Ellenhorn has taught at 
all levels, beginning with el- 
ementary school. She said that 
the teacher's challenge with 
every age group is to encour- 
age students to want to learn. 

Ellenhorn added that the 
teacher must also make the 
material clear and interesting 
while ensuring that the students 
understand what they are 
learning. 

"If you can be enthusiastic 
abut what you're teaching, 
thafs half the battle," she said. 

In her experience as a 
teacher,EIlenhomhasobserved 
that there is a certain tradition 
that seeks women as elemen- 
tary school instructors only, 
while men are given more op- 
portunities to teach at the sec- 
ondary and college levels. 

Shesaidthatalthoughmore 



women have been integrated 
into high school and college 
level teaching in recent years, 
there is still more room for im- 
provement. 

"Those who love their sub- 
ject, want to teach it and have 
the ability to communicate the 
subject will be successful," 
Ellenhorn stated. 

She also noted that with 
respect to social studies,schools 
have become much more in- 
clusive of contributions to so- 
ciety made by men and women 
from many cultures. 

Although Ellenhorn has 
beenatWashingtonCollegefor 
only a month, she said she ap- 
preciates her time here. "In the 
month I've been with the fac- 
ulty, I've been very much wel- 
comed and I'm enjoying my 
job." 

In addition to coordinating 
field experience for students, 
Ellenhorn teaches the Class- 
room Management Seminar for 
teacher interns as well as a 
course on the nature and nur- 
ture of intelligence for the 
Washington College Academy 
of Lifelong Learning(WC-ALL). 



Washington College ELM 



Koon Continued 



13 



October 2, 1992 



From "Koon," pg. 3 



trates on the more superficial 
symptoms of sexism — legal 
inequities, employment dis- 
crimination and the like." 5 
These issues affect all women, 
but clearly bourgeois women 
direct the agenda of these orga- 
nizations. These issues are tri- 
fling when compared with the 
larger issue of the central ob- 
stacles to women's liberation 
— sexism and the exploitation 
of women through wage labor. 
It took many years for the 
capitalist class to co-opt the 
mainstream feminist move- 
ment. In the twenties, when 
feminism and socialism were 
synonymous with one another, 
the capitalist propaganda ma- 
chine sought to weaken the in- 
fluence of the feminist move- 
ment by portraying it as being 
and instrument of the Soviet 
Union: "Moscowdirects female 
communists here to obtain 
membership in women's clubs 
and organizations throughout 
thecountry, working within the 
ranks of their fellow club mem- 
bers for theeventual overthrow 
of Society, and of the United 
States Government. . . . " 6 Even 
the title of the journal where 
this was published in 1923 sug- 
gests a strong link between 
feminism and socialism. The 
publication was called the 
Woman Patriot and was sub- 
titled "Dedicated to the Defence 
of the Family and the State 
AGAINST Feminism and So- 
cialism" (capitaliztion present 
in the original). 

Since World War II, the 
American ruling class has bet- 
ter learned how to subvert the 
socialism inherent in feminism. 
They have done so by incorpo- 
rating aspects of feminism into 
the popular culture while si- 
mul taneously acting to limit the 
gains of the women's move- 
ment. Theirprimarystratagem 
is to co-opt individual women 
into active roles at the mana- 
gerial and professional level. 

Limited economic gains 
and the opportunity for profes- 
sional success without societal 
reforms to eradicate sexism 
constitutes the agenda of bour- 
geois feminism. The phenom- 
enon of tokenism has been 
evident for some time as a 
method of ensuring that sex- 
■sm and racism maintain their 
economic utility for the capi- 
talist class. Tokenism extends 
to the highest levels of the pa- 
triarchal capitalist hierarchy — 
even up to the Supreme Court. 
°y offering upward class mo- 
bility to individual women, 
ca pitalism staves off the more 
^re threat of the collective lib- 
eration of womankind. 

Another way that capital- 



ism deals with the threat of 
feminism is through careful 
control of the media. Advertis- 
ing dollars constitute an effec- 
tive means of control for both 
print and broadcast media. In 
her 1991 book The Beauty Myth 
Naomi Wolf noted that a 
women's magazine ". . . must 
pay for its often serious, 
prowoman content with beauty 
backlash trappings; it must do 
so to reassure its advertisers, 
who are threatened by the pos- 
sible effectson women's' minds 
of too much excellence in 
women's journalism" (71). 

Recently, Ms. magazine 
eliminated paid advertise- 
ments. While this is laudable, 
Ms. essentially preaches to the 
converted. The prime print 
media which serves to brain- 
wash and indoctrinate Ameri- 
can women are fashion maga- 
zines, particularly those whose 
target market consists of young 
women in the 16-25 age range. 

These magazines often in- 
clude articles on women's' is- 
sues which might be character- 
ized as belonging to the Cos- 
mopolitan school of feminism. 
Also, these magazines often 
includearticles which deal with 
white-collar workplace issues, 
which recalls the earlier refer- 
ence to the co-option of women 
by the former all male profes- 
sional caste. Such magazines 
also incorporate articles and 
photographs which serve to 
undermine women's self image 
and create .new stereotypes of 
what constitutes a man today. 
. I occasionally peruse these 
magazines to observe these 
phenomena firsthand. It is in- 
teresting to analyze these ar- 
ticles in this context, but for 
reasons of brevity, I will con- 
fine myself to observations of 
the titles of articles in recent 
issues of Glamour magazine. 

Many of these articles pro- 
mote the insecurity of women 
about their physical appear- 
ance. Such articles include "The 
new message of a good body," 



"Is your skin care aging your 
face," "Feel-Good Makeup," 
and "for a firm, flat stomach." 
Notethattheoppositeofagood 
body is a bad body, or even an 
evil body. Note also, the poten- 
tial for raptureoffered by "Feel- 
Good Makeup," the positively 
disastrous effects of the aging 
process, and the possibility of 
acceleration thereof through 
improperly managed "skin 
care." (I personally don't take 
care of my skin at all. I just 
bathe, and my skin looks after 
its own affairs quite nicely, 
thank you.) 

Clamour asserts to its read- 
ers that the inner workings of a 
person's psyche can be deter- 
mined entirely through the 
simple observation of physical 
phenomena as implied by 
"What your walking style says 
about you." Achieving the 
standard created by Wolf's 
Beauty Myth is not a part time 
job but a quest of epic propor- 
tions. Aren't we all lucky that 
this quest hasyielded such great 
benefit to society? Note also 
that, in the attempt to prolong 
adolescence through the elimi- 
nation of pubic hair, electrical 
cauterization of hair follicles is 
presented as a viable option, 
whereas the laissez-faire ap- 
proach is not. : 

Clamour is written at about 
the sixth grade level; it is not 
intended to pro vide intellectual 
stimulation. That would be too 
dangerous. Instead it offers up 
articles such as "Safer Sun — 
you can outsmart the sun." Of 
course, it is no epic task to out- 
smart the sun. It is, after all, 
essentially a huge, naturany 
occurring fusion reactor, utterly 
devoid of any intelligence. 

As any number of skin can- 
cer patients will stoutly con- 
firm, the sun can be danger- 
ous. Indeed, the whole world 
is dangerous to the Glamour 
girl as observed in the article 
"STALKED! Why no woman 
is safe." Such articles serve to 
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dangers of rape and sexual as- 
sault — without expressing any 
sort of rage against the patriar- 
chal society which actively pro- 
motes sexual aggression by 
strongly affirming the "natural 
right" of men to assert their 
power over women atany time, 
in any way. 

Of course. Glamour also at- 
tempts to help its readers un- 
derstand men, that most per- 
plexing opposite specie. Glam- 
our tells us all about "Zipper 
Control: A lesson men are 
struggling to learn." I person- 
ally don't quite get the point of 
this one. A zipper is a rather 
easy thing to control, you just 
pull it up and pull it down. 
Perhaps Glamour is implying 
that if you are "STALKED!", it 
is probably because a man 
hasn't learned the lessons of 
"Zipper Control", or perhaps it 
is because he misinterpreted 
"What your walking style says 
about you." On this topic. 
Glamour's editorial position 
may be "Why Resist? (Six rea- 
sons to love a dress)." 

Men are essentially animal 
scum who are not to be trusted. 
You can find out why this is the 
case by reading "Why men lie 
and why we believe them. (Of 
course, we lie too, but when it 
comes to love men comer the 
market on untruths)." Un- 
doubtedly Glamour hired the 
Oracle of Delphi to write that 
one. Glamour is all-knowing, 
all-seeing. Why, Glamour can 
even inform you on "What men 
don't know about their own 
sexuality." I'll admit, I bit on 
that one. I read it, anxious for 
the truth, but I wound up wast- 
ing ten minutes on pop psy- 
chology/physiology. I was so 



disgusted that I didn't even 
bother with "MAN OF MAN 
(how real men relate to women 
now)." 

All. of this reflects a con- 
certed effort by the ruling class 
to use the traditional hierarchi- 
cal system of sexist oppression 
to keep both men and women 
confused, antagonized, de- 
luded and ignorant. Eventu- 
ally the decline of the capitalist 
economy will increase women's 
consciousness theirstatusasan 
oppressed class. This will give 
rise to what Engels termed: 
... a generation of men who 
never in all their lives have had 
occasion to purchase a woman's 
surrender either wi th money or 
any other means of social 
power; and a race of women 
who have never been obliged 
to surrender to any man out of 
consideration other than that 
of real love, or to refrain from 
giving themselves to their lov- 
ers for fear of the economic con- 
sequences. Once such people 
appear, they will not give a rap 
about what we today think they 
should do. 7 



1 From Feminism and Political Theory . 

Tusscheret.ai. 1986, Sage, London. 73. 

5 From "The Origin of Family, Private 

Property and the State." Quoted in 

Bolshevik Feminist . Barbara Evans 

Clements, Indiana University Press, 

Bloomington, 1979. 

' Term borrowed from Mary Daly. 

^Quotedin The "Natural Inferiority" of 

Women . Tama Starr, 1991, Poseidon 

Press, NY- 191. 

4 The Dialectic of Sex . Shulamlth 

Firestone, 1970, William and Morrow, 

NY. 271 

s ibid., 36. 

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October 2, 1992 



Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Volleyball Falls to Gettysburg, 
Stuns A Few At Gull Classic 



Tyler McCarthy 

Staff Writer 

The Washington College 
Sho'women still continue with 
their problems but are slowly 
evening out their win-loss 
record. 

The week was a tough one 
as the Sho'women started up 



Salisbury State tournament. On 
night one, Friday, the unit 
walked all over their first for- 
midable opponent, Scranton. 

On night two, Saturday, the 
Sho'women continued their 
route of the competition and 
repeated their victorious per- 
formance a few times as they 
met up with Catonsville and 



Once again, Diaz stated, 
"In this one we came together 
as a team and really started to 
communicate within the squad 
which we proved in ouroverall 
performance." 

The improved Washington 
College Sho' women's record of 
4-9 gave them a boost heading 
into last Tuesday's match-up 



Soccer Goes The 
Distance Versus UMES 



Jason Ronstadt 



Staff Writer 

Since their uplifting season 
opener at Lebanon Valley, the 
Shoremen have continued their 



lege. The two teams played a 
fast paced, evenly matched 
game. Sophomore Goaltender 
Greg Miller, who has turned 
away 55 shots on goal to date, 
was brilliant in net for the 




against Gettysburg on their 
home turf, losing to the Bullets 
in three straight games. "We 
just didn't communicate 
enough. We lacked desire," 
said Beverly Diaz,a sophomore 
starter. 

Looking onward and put- 
ting the Gettysburg match be- 
hind them, the young squad 
shortly bounced back in the 



Allerttown, winning both con- 
tests handily. 

With these wins came en- 
trance into the semi-finals ver- 
sus Catholic University. It was 
a valiant effort and a heroic at- 
temptasitwascarriedintoextra 
point play of the final match. 
But WC was eventually edged 
out 3 games to 2 with the score 
of the last game being 17-15. 



against Swarthmore College 
(covered in next week's issue) 
and hopefully will carry them 
into this weekend where they 
will host the Washington Col- 
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Shoremen. But neither he nor 
any of the other Shoreman de- 
fenders could hold back the 
relentless Wesley attack from 
capitalizing on rebounded 
shots and what can only be de- 
scribed as junk goals. The final 
tal ly was 3-0 in favor of Wesley 
a score which in no way i 
fleeted the evenly played match 
that took place out on Kibler 
Field. 

This past Wednesday the 
Shoremen moved one step 
closer to that elusive victory by 
tying the University of Mary- 
land at Eastern Shore 1-1 in a 
game that remained dead- 
locked even at the end of the 
overtime period. Junior for- 
ward Rory "she's just another 
goal" Conway added another 
notch on his belt by intercepting 
the opposing goal tenders punt 
and singlehandedly scoring his 
third goal of the season. This 
tie for Washington brings their 
current record to 1-6-1 but the 
team is not getting down on 
themselves, they know their 
squad is talented enough to pull 
out of this slump. W.C. faces 
Swarthmore tomorrow at 1:30 
on the Kibster. See ya there! 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



15 



October 2, 1992 



Field Hockey Continues 
With Even Tempo 



R enee Guckert 

S^ff Writer 

The Washington College 
field hockey lost their first MAC 
game last week to Albright 
College, 3-1 . Washington'sonly 
goal occurred in the first six 
minutes of the game when 
Eleanor Shriver took a direct 
shot on off a penalty corner, 
and Renee Guckert redirected 
the shot past Albright's goalie 
for the score. But Albright's 



Cecilton resident, changed the 
damaged van tire with preci- 
sion and skill (yet not in record 
time,for those of you who know 
what that means!) 

Despite the events of that 
day, WC field hockey fired up 
to take on another MAC con- 
tender and win. Determined 
not to let another victory pass 
them by, Washington College 
stomped Elizabethtown last 
Saturday with a 2-0 shutout. 
The score remained 0-0 at the 



score. With fierce aggression, 
halfbacks Peggy Bowman, Ali- 
cia Carberry, and Shannon 
Metcalf were unstoppable on 
free hits and on snatching the 
ball from the clutches of a 
baffled Elizabethtown team. 
Brigid DeVries once again was 
stellar in the goal, recording an 
amazing twenty-one saves and 
her third shutout of the season. 
"Beating Elizabethtown 
came on our fourth try (in four 
years)," stated senior Eleanor 




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Amy "Big Mac Attack" McCleary, an offensive force throughout her four years here, takes a crack from 
the penalty mark. 



Joanna Whiles came back to tie 
up the contest 1-1 approxi- 
mately eight minutes later. 

By the end of the first half, 
Albright had scored again when 
an unmarked attackman fired 
another shotpastthe Shoremen 
defense, making the score 2-1. 
Although Washington's squad 
worked hard individually, they 
found it difficult to come to- 
gether as a team against an ag- 
gressive Albright squad, losing 
a disappointing 3-1. Assistant 
roach Lacy Frazer remarked 
,hat "I think we played well 
against Albright, bu t two major 
components kept us from win- 
ing that game: defensive 
"^king and conceding the ball 
10 the other team." 

The "perfect end to the 
Wect day" (NOT) occurred 
° n the team's ride home from 
"■'bright College. Approxi- 
mately twenty-five minutes 
*tside of Chestertown, one of 
^e team vans hit something 
alongtheroad.causingsecfions 
'he right rear tire to be torn 
W. The WC squad gathered in 
r °nt of a dark corn field and 
l0 °ked on as Bill Bailey, a 



half, but with twenty-nine min- 
utes remaining in the second 
half, Rene£ Guckert scored the 
first goal of the game in the 
midst of a crowded offensive 
circle. Later,MarieMohlerona 
fast break down the right side 
of the field, made a picture- 
perfect cross to Guckert who 
slammed the ball past an un- 
suspecting Elizabethtown 
goalie, bringing the final score 
to 2-0. 

Even though the ball ap- 
peared to spend fairly equal 
amounts of time in both offen- 
sive ends, the WC defense 
maintained position and stuck 
to their opponents tight, deny- 
ing them the opportunity to 



Shriver. "Iknowlcanspeakfor 
the seniors when I say, thank 
you to the rest of the team be- 
cause it is this type of win that 
will be remembered long after 
we are gone." 

The MAC standings as of 
September 26 were as follows: 
in first, Haverford College with 
two wins, Widener University 
with two wins, one loss, and 
tied for third, Albright and 
Washington College each with 
one win and one loss. The 
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Scores 



Men's Soccer (OT] 
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UMES 1 



Field Hockey 

Washington 

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Washington 2 

Elizabethtown 

Volleyball 
Washington 3-1 
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Volume 64, Number Seven • October 9, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Former Senator 
Eugene McCarthy To 
Speak On Citizenship 



WC Alum Immortalized on Cross St. 



Eugene J. McCarthy, 
former United States Senator, 
will speak at WC on Tuesday, 
October 13th. The address, 
titled "The Unalienable Duties 
of Citizenship: Participation, 
The Burden of Finance, and 
Military Service," begins at7:30 
p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. 

In addition, McCarthy, 
now an active creative writer, 
will have lunch with Writers' 
Union members at noon on 
Tuesday. Interested members 
should contact Robert Day. 

Senator McCarthy, a liberal 
Democrat from Minnesota with 
the insight and veracity of a 
poet, ran his grass-roots Presi- 
dential Campaign in 1968 
largely with assistance of 
young, idealistic college stu- 
dents as volunteers. Even in 
defeat (he conceded to Huberf 
Humphrey at the Democratic 
Convention), McCarthy helped 



move the United States towards 
peace in Vietnam, engaged a 
new generation in politics, and 
ushered in a large era of politi- 
cal reform. 

Lyndon Johnson's decision 
not to seek re-election in 1968 is 
attributed in large part to 
McCarthy's strong showing as 
an anti-war candidate, first in 
the New Hampshire Demo- 
cratic primary and then in oth- 
ers. 

McCarthy's political career 
began in 1948 with his election 
to theHouseof Representatives. 
Here he compiled a liberal, pro- 
labor voting record and was 
named to the Ways and Means 
Committee in 1953. 

McCarthy entered the Sen- 
ate after winning an upset vic- 
tory over a Republican incum- 

See "McCarthy," 
Pg-9 




Bill Nicholson stands next to his newly-unveiled statue, along with 

John Phillips of Phillips Casting Company and Mrs. Robert Downes, 

one of the patrons. Not pictured is Ken Herlihy, the sculptor. 



A new statue was unveiled 
Saturday at 1 20 N. Cross Street 
in Chestertown. Williafn Beck 
"Swish" Nicholson, a 1936 
graduate of Washingon Col- 
lege, now has his likeness im- 
mortalized in the posture that 
most people remember him for: 



playing baseball. 

Nicholson was born in 
Chestertown and graduated 
from Chestertown High School 
in 1931. During his years at 
WC, he excelled at both base- 
ball and football. Hewassigned 
to the Philadelphia Athletics in 



1935 and went to Philly after 
graduating from WC. 

From there, Nicholson en- 
joyed a 1 7-year career in league 
baseball. Over the next several 
years, he played at 
Williamsport, Portsmouth, and 
Chattanooga before he was 
signed to the Chicago Cubs in 
1944. He played with the Cubs 
until1948,wasthird-placeMVP 
in 1943, and lost MVP by one 
vote the following year. He 
batted in the All-Star Game four 
different years and finished his 
career back with the Philadel- 
phia Athletics. 

The unveiling of 
Nicholson's statue was at 
tended by about 400 people, 
according to the Kent County 
News. Those in attendance in- 
cluded Maryland Governor 
William Donald Schaefer, 
Chestertown Mayor Elmer 
Horsey, WC baseball coach for 
25 years Edward L. Athey, and 
the man himself. Bill Nicholson, 
H. Hurtt Deringer, Editor & 
Publisher of Kent County News, 
was master of ceremonies. 



Pegasus Editorship Vacant 

Bookless Year May Be in Store 



J.Tarin Towers 

Editor-in-Chief 

At the October 5 Faculty 
Meeting, Dr. Richard Striner, 
Chair of the Board of Publica- 
tions, announced that the sala- 
ried Editorship of the Pe gasus, 
WC'syearbook, was still vacant 
after Sue Czechowski's resig- 
nation at the end of August. 

Czechowski, an RA in 
Queen Anne's House, was co- 
editor of last year's book along 
with Heather Scholz. She re- 
igned because her work load 
was too heavy. 

Striner said tW he had 
spoken with Meredith Davies- 
Hadaway, Director of College 
Relations and Faculty Advisor 
for the Pe gasus, about the pos- 
sibility of her office takingover 
the Pe gasus as a last resort. He 
said that there was a precedent 
"about five years ago" for an 
a dministrative yearbook. 

President Charles H. Trout 
was opposed to the idea. He 
s aid he preferred no yearbook 



at all to an ad ministration- pro- 
duced book. 

At a meeting of the Board 
of Publications the next morn- 
ing, Hadaway said she knew of 
no precedent for an adminis- 
tration-produced book, but that 
in 1983 there was no Pe gasus . 

Publications board mem- 
ber Richard DeProspo said that 
in 1 977, the yearbook editor had 
a "breakdown" and the job was 
finished by the Director of Col- 
lege Relations. 

Trout Wednesday further 
explained his feelings on the 
situation to the ELM . "I hope 
that we have one," he said. "I 
think it would bea shame not to 
have one. 1 think this class 
wants to be remembered. I 
think we'd be poorer as an in- 
stitution with this kind of gap 
in our historical record." 

However, Trout expressed 
reservations about having a 
non-student-produced year- 
book. "At the same time, 
comma, I do not think that it is 
the institution's responsibility 



to bail out the Class of '93." 

"Onecould say, 'what kind 
of lesson are we teaching if 
you're saying we are going to 
come to their rescue.' ... I don't 
think thaf sour responsibility," 
he said. 

"My overwhelming in- 
stinct is that it's absolute crazi- 
ness to do this [to have an ad- 
ministrative yearbook]. ... I 
guess it tells us something, that 
students don' t think a yearbook 
is important," he said. 

Trout shook his head. "I 
hope very much to see a year- 
book." 

Hadaway told the ELM 
Tuesday that she had not of- 
fered to produce the book in its 
entirety, but that she had of- 
fered the support and expertise 
of herself and her staff. 

Striner reports that the 
board has received one appli- 
cation for the position. Any 
other interested applicants 
should contact Striner in writ- 
ing as soon as possible. 



Kent County to Sponsor 
Volunteer Opportunities Fair 
Tomorrow, Page 5. 



Inside 



Deficit Discussed at October 
Faculty Meeting, Page 5. 



Matt Shields Reviews Night 
on Earth, Page 4. 



Economics Department 
Reflects on Review, Page 8. 



There will be no 

ELM next week 

due to Fall Break 



October 9, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Editorial by 
Towers and Burt 



TOWERS shakes her head in disgust. "I didn't say that! How 
could anybody confuse a 'slick swift fuck' with a 'stick shift 
truck'?" 

BURT enters, raising one eyebrow. "What's up, Big Guy?" 
TT: "You actually wrote this? I thought you took Professor 
Richard Harwood's American Studies 411, The American Jour- 
nalist!" 

AB: "All right. What's the problem? Who did I misquote this 
time?" 

TT: "Me! You may have thought it was great fun to split 
Lamond's infinitive, or to dangle Cousineau's participle, but this 
time you've gone too far!" 

AB: "But ... Tarin ... These weren't just anonymous speakers with 
no true voices, these were real people that I quoted! I wrote it 
down! Besides, 1 was right in saying that these women like the 
power, control and endurance that comes with a big ... truck." 
TT: "Look. 1 was talking about the preponderance of females at 
WC with four-wheel-drive vehicles, and you make me sound like 
I'msayingthegirlsherearesluts! I'm ruined!" [TOWERS wrings 
her hands in despair] 

AB: "I havoa Bronco, too. And so does my roommate. And we're 
not sluts — we went to the Skip Barber Advanced Driving 
School!"|BURT proudly reveals her graduation certificate with Skip 
Barber's genuine signature.] 

TT: "1 know, you red-headed numbskull! That's why I wanted 
you to interview me! We have to make the news around here 
somehow, and an article about The WC Neo- Woman of the '90s' 
is just not pertinent if we call the 'neo-women' 'neo-sluts'!" 
[They pause to consider the amount of exclamation points in the previous 
sentences.] 

AB: "Coming from you, this is something 1 would both expect 
and laugh at." 

TT: "This is no laughing matter! Just the other day at the Faculty 
meeting, I was publicly accused of leaving the 'humanities' out of 
Trout's Daly plan. He did that on his own, but I have to answer 
for it!" 

AB: "It's their word over yours. You're just a rinky-dink 
journalist who can't do anything right. They expect us to mis- 
quote everything." 

TT: "Oh, Christ. When are they going to realize that we take our 
jobs seriously? That we can write really fast? Thatwedon'tneed 
to misquote them — they say enough goofy stuff on their own." 
AB: "I, comma, too, comma, hope so. I think we should make it 
a policy to bring tape recorders to every interview. I think this 
would be a welcome change. I think it would be beneficial to 
protect ourselves. Don't you think?" [BURT by this time is banging 
her fist on the table and wildly waving her Driving Certificate in 
TOWERS' face.] 

TT: "You took the words rightout of my mouth — foraCHANGE!" 
AB: "Nope, sorry. All I have is a five." 
TT: "Shit." 

A proverbial question mark rises over BURT's head. The lights fade as 
the garbage truck rolls onto campus. Alonevoiceplaintivelycries: "Can 
I have y' all's trash?" All the campus sleeps. All that is, but the ELM 
staff. 



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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 



To the Editor: 
Dear "Alice," 

I was deeply touched by 
your article, and I wish you 
good luck, i understand your 
struggle to stay above water 
because I almost drowned my- 
self. 

1 am a recovering bulimic, 
and I came pretty close to ru- 
ining my body by rupturing 
my stomach and esophagus, 
causing myself a heart attack or 
stroke, rotting my teeth and 
even losing my hair. Yes, folks, 
bulimia is a destructive and 
sometimes deadly game, and 
even though I broke the cycle, I 
still remember the evil game. 
For many yearsl pretended that 
it was all going to go away by 
itself — that I wasgoing to wake 
uponemorningandnevereven 
want to throw up again. 

I even thought, upon find- 
ing out that my friend, Ona, 
was found in her apartment in 
Richmond, lying in her excre- 
ment, in a coma, leaving her 
with permanent brain damage, 
with no hope of regaining her 
23-year-old self again past the 
third grade level, that I was 
going to get better for Ona. 
Well, that didn't work either. It 
took me many years, in which 
time I continued to throw up, 
and I discovered many other 
addictions such as smoking, 



drinking, sex and drug use 
before I understood that my 
battle had to be fought for ME 
and not for Ona or anyone else. 
I applaud your courage, 
"Alice." Your wordsof wisdom 
still bring tears to my eyes, even 
though I consider myself O.K. 
now. It's been a reality check 
for me reading your letter. You 
see, it's been many years now 
since I've had my eating prob- 
lems. I've been back in school 
now for two-and-a-half years 
and I think I'm even going to 
graduate this May. Four years 
ago I was a mess, and today I 
am writing to you, whomever 
you may be, about very painful 
memories that still make me 
cry. Thank you, "Alice." If I 
ever meet you, I'd like to give 
you a hug. 

Heidi Widrick 
Senior 



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except for reasons of personal 
safety. Letters should be sent 
through campus mail or 
dropped off in the ELM office 
in the basement of Reid Hall no 
later than 6 p.m. Wednesday to 
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To the Editor: 

Last week Jennifer 
Waldych wrote an article ona 
assault that occurred in Minta 
Martin. The article was well 
written and brought out a con- 
cern for which we should all be 
alarmed. She reported the 
building doors were found 
unlocked an several occasions 
during the night. Residents I 
have interviewed have echoed 
the same problem. Interestir 
enough, this concern surfaced 
only after a serious incident 
occurred in the building. My 
staff reports keeping the 
building doors locked hasbeen 
a full-time assignment. 

How often do you enter 
your dormitory through an 
unlocked or "propped" door 
after hours? Have you ever held 
a door open for an unknown 
person to gain access to your 
building? These are questions 
you should ask yourself and 
evaluate what level of respon- 
sibility you want to take for 
your own security as well as 
that of your fellow residents I 
amseekingyourassistanceand 
input to help us resolve this 
problem. Together we can mak e 
our residence halls a safe envi' 
ronment in which to live. 

Jerry Roderick, Director 
WC Security 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



October 9, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



The American presidential 
election is now less than a 
month away, and despite the 
reentry of Ross Perot into the 
race, the ou tcome seems clearer 
than ever before. Although 
much attention will be paid to 
this Sunday's presidential de- 
bate, it will have little bearing 
on the final result of the election. 
Unless some sort of major 
scandal hits the Clinton cam- 
paign, the outcome of the elec- 
tionisnotinquestion. With the 
decline of Bush's approval rat- 
ing and Perot's loss of credibil- 
ity as a candidate, the Clinton 
campaign must be rejoicing at 
their good fortune. 

Over the course of the past 
several weeks, I have given a 
tacit endorsement of Clinton in 
this column. I must add that 
this endorsement is not entirely 
wholehearted. Despite the 
propaganda put forward by the 
Bush campaign, Clinton is in 
no way a socialist candidate. 
He is actually the opposite; he 
is the candidate of the section of 
the ruling class which believes 
that it can stop the decline of 
the capitalist system through 
moderate political and eco- 
nomic reform. 

In The Origin of the Family 
and the State Frederick Engels 
noted an obvious fact which is 
not supported by those who 
are actually idealistic enough 
to buy into the outrageous fal- 
lacy that the political system of 
the United States is a real de- 
mocracy: namely that political 
power always belongs to 



whomever controls a given 
society's wealth (209). In a 
passage that seems particularly 
relevant today, Engels wrote 
that: 

"The highest form of state, 
the democratic republic, knows 
officially nothing of property 
distinctions. . . In such a state, 
wealth asserts its power indi- 
rectly, but all the more safely. 
This is done partly in the form 
of direct corruption of officials, 
after the classical type of the 
United States, or in the form of 
an alliance between govern- 
ment and bankers which is es- 
tablished all the more easily 
when the public debt i n - 
creases. . ." (210). 

Although Origin was first 
published in 1884, he seems to 
exactly describe the functioning 
of the American political system 
over a century later. If anyone 
doubts that the government acts 
in the interests of large banking 
and industrial concerns rather 
than those of taxpayers, they 
need only look to the savings 
and loan bail-out toobserve that 
the interests of individual tax- 
payers are secondary to those 
of Washington's real constitu- 
ents. 

Most Americans regard the 
Democratic Party as the party 
of the working class and the 
Republican Party as the party 
of businessmen. Inreality,both 
the Republicans and the 
Democratssupporttheinterests 
of businesses, and the interests 

See "Koon," pg. 9 



CAMPUS VOICES 



By Dude 



What Are You Going To Do This Weekend? 




None of your damn business. 
Jennifer Trapnell 
Junior 
Federalsburg, MD 



In order: Sleep. Eat. Sleep. 
Mindless fun. Eat. More mind- 
less fun. Sleep/read. Eat. 
Mindless fun. Sleep (briefly). 
Steve Brown 
Junior 
Morrison, CO 



I'll be at the AOI~I/ Theta party 

in Dorchester. 

Alexandra Moringiello 

Senior 

Garden City, New York 




I guess I'mgoing to be working. 
There's nothing going on. 
Tammie Michener 
Senior 
Pittsburgh, PA 



We're going to the AIDS quilt 
in Washington, DC on Sunday. 
Saturday we're hosting kids 
from some high school in Bal- 
timore City, I think. 
Namala Moss (left) and Tina 
Balin 
Freshmen 

Prince George's County, MD 
and Bethesda, MD 



I'd say I'm going to the Farm 

Party to become intoxicated, 

and hopefully meet a nice girl. 

Kevin Lawner 

Junior 

East Brunswick, NJ 



Open Forum: Tanya Doesn't Drink 



Tanya Allen is a junior ma- 
joring in English with a concen- 
trationinCreativeWriting. Sheis 
a member of the Writer's Union 
and head of the Health Service Task 
Force. Allen has hypoglycemia, a 
medical condition which prohibits 
the consumption of alcohol. 

I am a non-drinking Wash- 
ington-College student, and I 
have a life. (Sort of). 

Being a non-drinker and 
having a life here is difficult, 
since this is a small college, in a 
town which is at least an hour 
away fromany major city. There 
really isn't much to do on 
weekend nights except party, 
or go bowling. Since thisisn'ta 
large enough campus to make 
"substance free" dances and 
parties into something other 
than events that most students 
wouldn't be caught dead at, 



most WAC parties involve al- 
cohol. This sometimes makes 
non-drinkers feel alienated. 

I wanted to do an Open Fo- 
rum on this subject because of a 



Tanya 
Allen 



conversation I had with Dawn 
Nordhoff — the Assistant Di- 
rector of Health Services. She 
mentioned that a number of 
freslimen speak to her each year 
about the problems of being 
non-drinkers at a party school. 



Many of these people have 
problems fitting inat WAC, and 
sometimes feel so out-of-place 
that they end up transferring to 
other colleges. 

After talking to Dawn, I 
became interested in finding out 
how other upperclassmen non- 
drinkers handle the situation. I 
interviewed eight students who 
are either occasional or non- 
drinkers, some of whom go to 
parties, some of whom find 
other things to do on weekend 
nights. 

Most of us agreed that one 
of the hardest things that we 
have to deal with is being 
hassled. People who don't 
drink are often stereotyped; if s 
assumed that the reason we 
don't drink is that we feel we're 
"above it," that we're makinga 
moral judgement on those 



people who drink. Although 
it's true that some of us do have 
moral reasons for not drinking, 
the majority of us have other 
reasons such as: being allergic, 
having alcoholism in our fami- 
lies, having already "done it 
all" at an early age, or just hav- 
ing previously decided that it's 
not our thing. 

People often tell us we 
should try it a couple of times 
"just to find out what everyone 
else is doing." One sophomore 
woman I spoke to says one of 
the reasons she doesn't drinkat 
parties is to find out what ev- 
eryone else is doing. It's 
sometimes fun to be the only 
sober person at a party, because 
one can watch everyone else 
make fools out of themselves. 
Manipulating drunk people is 
also enjoyable — playing mind 



games, saying utterly sarcastic 
things to them and having them 
believe you. 

"You don't need to be 
drunk," the sophomore said, 
"to experience the exhilaration 
of a party." Another non- 
drinker says that when he is at 
parties he gets high off of ev- 
eryone else — parties give him 
an adrenaline rush. The only 
difference between him and 
those drunk is that he will re- 
member later what went on. 
He added that if it's a good 
party to begin with, alcohol isn't 
a factor — alcohol only adds to 
it. "Ifyouneedtorelyonalcohol 
to have a good time," he says, 
"you'renot really havingagood 
time." 

For those of us who are in- 

See "Allen," pg. 9 



October 9, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



ElvisMatt Shields' Night on Earth 



Matt Shields 



Staff Ispep 

Word of advice: go see 
Night On Earth, it's FREE this 
weekend in Bill Smith. I saw it 
this past summer at oneof those 
shmancy little micro-theaters 
tucked avvay down some urine- 
scented alley way in the Dis- 
trict and paid $6.50. It's FREE 
at the school this weekend and 
you don't have to deal with the 
attitude of one of those I- wear- 
black-all-the-time-because-l- 
went-to-art-school types be- 
hind the ticket counter. There 
isnocountcr! It'sFREEandit's 
far more entertaining than 
watching a bunch of Beast- 
buzzed Sigs pitching bottle 
caps. Here's what you get for 
FREE: 

The movie starts out in a 
taxi cab. Not just any taxi cab - 
- Winona Ryder's taxi cab. Yes, 
Winona 'Super Fox' Ryder. The 
same Winona Ryder that 
trampled Johnny Depp under- 
foot. The Same Winona Ryder 
that did that shower scene in 
Heathers, you remember, with 
that tight black dress clinging 
to her wet skin. Fox! Anyway, 
she plays one of those stereo- 
typical bubblegum popping 
tomboys that knows more 
about V-6 torque differential 
than Versace couture. I must 
admit the smudge of motor oil 
on her face isn't very sexy but 
somehow the fox underneath 
pokes through and puts on a 
dazzling performance. If 1 had 



directed the movie, I would 
have made Winona the passen- 
ger and the other lady the cab- 
bie. Well, Winona's role only 
lasts, say, twenty minutes and 
we come to the end of the first 
vignette. 

Director Jim Jarmush has 
done something unique with 
NightOnEarth. Hehasseamed 
togetherfiveshortstories. They 
all take place simultaneously in 
different cities of the world in 
taxi cabs. So when we leave the 
very lovely and presumably 
nubile Winona in Los Angeles, 
Jarmush tums back the clock to 
the very minute the first vi- 
gnette started and dumps us off 
in a different place. Kind of like 
Tales From The Crypt, but syn- 
chronized. 

The next stop after 
"Winonaland" is New York 
City. The cabbie in this seg- 
ment is not in the least foxy. 
He's a Polish immigrant that 
doesn't know how to drive; he 
used to be a circus clown (I 
suppose this could be true see- 
ing that forty clowns can stuff 
into any car -- you only need 
one clown in forty to drive). 
There are some cute scenes be- 
tween a take-no-shit New 
Yorker and the ex-commie 
clown, but then mega-bitch 
Rosie Perez (Do The Right 
Thing) gets in and strains your 
ears with her incessant whin- 
ing. Thestory'sendingattempts 
to leave a lump in your throat 
but falls a little flat. 

Paris is where we go for 



part three and the subtitles start, 
and this is a super cool story! 
The cabbie is an African immi- 
grant (from the Ivory Coast if I 
remember correctly) and his 
first passengers are also Afri- 
cans that take an instant dislik- 
ing to him. The feelings are 
mutual, he dumps them of fin a 
real nasty neighborhood and 
picks up a total goddess. Ifyou 
ever saw Betty Blue you'll rec- 
ognize her (she played Betty )- 
major French babe! Miss Blue 
plays a blind fox. She could 
have just sat in the back of the 
cab smoking and I wouldn't 
have minded, but the conver- 
sation between her and her 
driver is far from dull. Lots of 
innuendo. I won't tell you all 
that happens but she looks re- 
ally good even without pupils. 

Then we go to Rome. This 
story sucked. The cabbie drives 
around Rome singing to him- 
self and acting stupid until he 
picks up a priest. The cab pre- 
dictably becomes a make-shift 
confessional for the two. The 
cabbie rants and raves about 
his intimate affairs with barn- 
yard animals. The priest says 
few more than two words. The 
cabbie's silly monologue 
quickly grows tiresome, espe- 
cially having to read the sub- 
titles. 

At this point in the movie 
you'll have noticed curious 
similarities between the vi- 
gnettes that hint at a common 
thread. The obvious ones: the 
Coliseum in Rome and the 



Olympic Coliseum in L.A., the 
foxy babe in L.A. and the sexy 
fox in Paris. Many of the paral- 
lels are more subtle. I will leave 
them up to you to notice. 

Finally we end up in 
Helsinki! This is worth the 
whole movie. No foxes either, 
just three liquored-up leather- 
faced Fins and a grieving cab- 
bie. The cab ride is a duel of 
sorrows of which you'll feel 
every word in your gut. I 
wanted to go to Finland after I 
saw this. I can't tell you how 
cool this segment was. Of 
course, of all the people I've 
talked to about this story, I'm 
the only one that even liked the 
Helsinki bit. Idon'tknow,judge 
for yourself. 

Even if you hate the 
Helsinki story, you'll find at 
least two stories among the five 
you do like. And it's FREE! Go 
get drunk after the movie, your 
chances of hooking up are 
greater in the late hours any- 
way. AndifyoureallydigNighf 
On Earth, check out other 
Jarmush films: Mystery Train, 
Stranger Than Paradise, and 
Down By Law. If you dig funky 
experimental films check out 
Slackers. Oh, yeah, definitely 
see Betty Blue and Heathers. You 
gotta see Harem Scarem too; if s 
got both Elvis and Billy Barty. 
Can you believe it? If you're 
too busy to do all this, drop out 
of school, kill your parents and 
live off the inheritance for a 
while, so you have time. A-B- 
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Staff Writer 

In its third year, the Society 
of Junior Fellows has become a 
major fixture in the finance 
world of Washington College. 

Quite a few students re- 
ceived money from the society 
and more are applying for 
funding this year. The curator 
of the society, Davy McCall, is 
now accepting applications for 
membership, which is limited 
to 40 students. 

To be considered for mem- 
bership into Junior Fellows, a 
student must be a rising Junior 
or senior, have a cumulative 
GPA of at least 3.2, be active in 
student activities (leadership 
positions are suggested), and 
participate in extra-curricular 
activities such as community 
service. 

As a member of Junior 
Fellows, a student may apply 
forfunding for an intemshipor 
research project, as well as 
volunteer work and research- 
related travel. 

Several students who re- 
ceived financing for the Spring 
and Summerof 1992 talked with 
the ELM about their internship 
experiences. 

Jennifer Del Nero received 
money to work at the Easter 
Seal's camp in California. As 
head counselor of the camp, 
which is a recreation facility for 
mentally and physically 
handicapped children and 
adults, she was in charge of 
crisis management, public re- 
lations and personnel as well as 
many other things." 

Activities at the camp in- 
cluded horseback riding, arts 
and crafts, and swimming, 
which Del Nero says is "liber- 
ating" for most handicapped. 
She remarked that working 
with thedisabled is "very hum- 
bling. It gives you a new per- 
spective." 

Another student who was 
in California this summer 
thanks to the Junior Fellows 
programisCharlesLinehan. He 
worked for a month as an assis- 
tant gaffer (lighting tech). He 
was part of the staff to do films 
for Family Theater Catholic 
Church in Hollywood. 

He and the crew then went 
on to do a spec film for a per- 
spective movie. Linehan fin- 
ished off his summer by work- 
ing on an HBO feature staring 
Holly Hunter and Bo Bridges. 



Washington College ELM 



October 9, 1992 



1st Annual Volunteer Fair at 
Middle School Tomorow 



Martha Kimura 



Staff Writer 

On Saturday, October 10, 
Kent County will sponsor its 
first Volunteer Opportunities 
Fair at Chestertown Middle 
School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The fair was designed to 
provide an opportunity for po- 
tential community service vol- 
unteers to meet with groups 
tha t need people, recognize the 
volunteers who have already 
responded to the needs of the 
community, and" create a sys- 
tem by which volunteers can be 
contacted when their services 
are needed. 

Beryl A. Friel, the Commu- 
nity Service Coordinator, said 
the fair will broaden the base of 
KentCounty'svolunteers. 'The 
studentsat Washington College 
have been an important part of 
the community, and I hope that 
many of them will come to the 



Fair and realize how many vol- 
unteer opportunities Kent 
County has." 

Many Washington College 
students already participate in 
volunteer programs suchas Big 
Brothers and Big Sisters, Target 
Tutoring, and Hands Out. 
These groups and many others 
will be represented at the Fair. 
There will also be workshops 
by the Red Cross, in addition to 
several video presentations. 

The Volunteer Opportuni- 
ties Fair is based on a Gover- 
nors' Office Program that was 
started four years ago, and Friel 
has adapted the fair to the area. 
"We modelled the fair after the 
Hands Out program. We are 
hoping that people will come to 
us with ideas and plans, and 
we will be able to give them a 
list of people who have ex- 
pressed an interested in vol- 
unteering." 



Red Ink and Smoking Addressed 
at October Faculty Meeting 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Professor Steven Cades of 
the Faculty Finance Committee 
announced that theCollege has 
been hard at work to reduce the 
current $1.1 million budget 
deficit. Revenues are up at the 
Bookstore and the WC Deli, he 
said. 

In addition, the State aid 
budget cuts, estimated to be 
$232,000, will instead be 
$115,000. 

"This leaves a significant 
balance to be reconciled," Cades 
said. 

The plans for further reducing 
the deficit are as follows: 

• A 5 percent across-the- 
board cut in the general oper- 
ating budget (not including 
suchfundsasStudent Activities 
Fees) 

• $50,000 as-yet-unspeci- 
fied targeted cuts (not to affect 
academic departments) 



• Elimination of $150,000 
left in equipment replacement 
fund 

Cades also added that this 
is a 26-paycheck year (rather 
than 27,as in some years), which 
will help. After these reduc- 
tions, there is a $160,000 gap to 
be reconciled. 

In- other business. Dean 
Gene Wubbels addressed "the 
intense problem of differential 
flows between academic ma- 
jors. Certain departments are 
vastly oversubscribed for the 
resources they have, whole 
certain departments are vastly 
undersubscribed for the re- 
sources they have," he said. 

"Each has its own prob- 
lems," he said. "Do you build 
on strengths? Do you shore up 
the areas that need help?" 

Wubbels said that "faculty 
initiatives" are important, such 
as continued research. 

"We need to get some 
snazzy things goingon in some 



areas of the college that are 
underpopulated." 

One change which 
Wubbels wants to institute is a 
more active summer program, 
"including more student/fac- 
ulty research (or other compa- 
rable activities)," he said. 

"Summer programs will 
never enrich anybody very 
much, but they willbe adequate 
, so you feel like you're doing 
something more worth while 
than painting your house." 

Other matters: 

• The faculty adopted the new 
Mission Statement for the Col- 
lege, which will appear in the 
next ELM. 

• Professor Rosemary Ford of 
the Athletic Committee re- 
ported the comparative GPAs 
of sports-teammcmbersand the 
non-athletes: Male athletes, 
2.49;othermalcstudents,2.682; 
female athletes, 2.877; other fe- 

See "Faculty," pg. 8 




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October 9, 1992 



Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 

October 9 - 22 



No ELM next week - 



Happy Fall Break! 


Friday 9, Sunday 11-Monday 12 


Tuesday 13 


Film Series: Night on Earth 


Internship Coordinator: 


Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. t 


Jeniffer Woody 




East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State 


Friday 9- Saturday 10 


CAC Commons, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 


Band: Denise and the Second Offenders 




The Village Tavern 


The Unalienable Duties of Citizenship: 


High Street, Chestertown 


Participation, 


For information call: 778-6413 


The Burden of Finance, and Military Service 




Eugene McCarthy 


Friday 9 


Hynson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. t 


Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia 




Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 


Wednesday 14 


The Washington College Concert Series t 


The Influence of the Art of the Slave Narrative 




on the Development of the American Literary Canon 


Dr. Eugene Hamilton, One-man Band 


Sara Ducksworth 


CoffeeHouse, 9:30 p.m.-l :00 a.m. t 


CAC Seminar Room 1, 7:30 p.m. 


Saturday 10 


Thursday 15 


Volunteer Opportunities Fair 


Internship Coordinator 


Chestertown Middle School 


Julie Arrighetti 


10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 


Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs, I 


For information call: 778-7403 


Department of State 




CAC Commons, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 


Folk Singers: John Fahey and 




Cliff Eberhardt 


Rehearsal: College Community Chorus 


Church Hill Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 


Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 


Admission: $17.50 




For information call: 778-1331 


Friday 16 




Fall Weekend 


Dale Adams Heritage Exchange 


No Classes 


House Party 




CoffeeHouse, 9:00 p.m.-l :00 a.m. 


Sunday 18 


Admission: $2.00 WC students. 


William James Forum 


$3.00 non-students 


The Literary Impact of The Satanic Verses in Egypt 




Guest Speaker: Roger Allen 


Sunday 11 


Sophie Kerr Room, 7:30 p.m. 


AIDS Ouilt Trip 




Departure: 9:00 


Monday 19 


Sign-up: Health Services, Miller Library, 


Monday Series: Sh'ir Nan Arabi Wa Farsi Bil 


Student Affairs 


Trajummah 


For information call: Elisa (778) 8758 or 


Readers: Professors Janet Kestenberg-Amighi 


Cehrett (778) 8749 


and J. Wright 




O'Neill Literary House 


Monday 12 


Tea 4:00 p.m., Talk 4:30 p.m. 


Quincentennial Columbus Day 






Wednesday 21 


Conservation in Tropical South America: 


Two Cultures: Interactions of Science and Policy 


Issues and Solutions 


in the Coastal Ocean 


Guest Speaker; Dr. Stuart Strahl 


Guest Speaker: Donald F. Boesch . 


Dunning Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. 


Dunning Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. 


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Sponsored by the McLain Program in 


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Environmental Studies 


Afro-Centricity and the American Educational 


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CAC, 7:30 p.m. 


Dr. Moleft Asante 


Middle East Week 


CAC, 8:00 p.m. 




Sponsored by the Goldstein Program in 


Hesperus, Spain in the New World 


Public Affairs 


Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 




The Washington College Concert Series 




Snickers Comedy Club 




Billy Caran 




CoffeeHouse, 8:30 p.m. 


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Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, Maryland will 


-un until October 19. 


Art Exhibit: Sue Tessem, The Imperial Hotel, Higr 


Street. 




Student Profile : Salwa Amer 

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Salwa Amer 



Science majors have it tough, something Salwa Amer, a junior 
pre-med, biology major and tentative chemistry major, knows 
personally. She has had two labs each semester since her fresh- 
man year. Unlike distribution science courses, the laboratory 
sections of upper level courses can last as long as six hours. Even 
then, the lab may not be finished, requiring return visits. 

Salwa's schedule this semester again is challenging, includ- 
ing integral calculus and comparative anatomy, courses few 
students at Washington College willingly take. She almost has 
completed her major, which requires four semestersof chemistry, 
two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics. She 
already has begun her search for medical schools in the United 
States. 

Despite her busy schedule, Salwa's easy-going personality 
makes her a natural leader. She is vice-president of the Interna- 
tional Relations Club, for which she served as president last year. 
She is a member of the Dale Adams Heritage Exchange, which 
encourages multi-cultural interaction, and the Society of the 
Sciences, which she and Monita Airen are reviving. She also is a 
member of the Middle East Club. 

Her freshman year, Salwa worked for the WC Deli, formerly 
Ms. Dee's, and in her junior year was employed by the chemistry 
department. Some of the freshman and sophomores may re- 
member her as their tour guide, a job she still does. She has even 
tutored biology and high school chemistry. 

She conducted cancer research last summer in an internship 
with the National Institute of Health. This year, along with her 
RA job on first-floor Wicomico, she has somehow managed to 
handle working in the computing center and in the admissions 
office on the weekends. 

Though Salwa has a hectic work schedule, her first concern is 
academics. She has over a 3.0 GPA and has been awarded the 
George Washington Scholar Scholarship and the Frederick Dou- 
glas Award. Fall semester last year, she participated in the Model 
NATO(NationaI Alliance Treaty Organization) and in the BUILD 
(Building Understanding in Leadership Development) program, 
which teaches the skills needed to be a leader and isconducted by 
instructors from Camp Echo Hill in Fairlee. Last spring, she 
received two outstanding leadership awards for her involvement 
in BUILD and in the International Relations Club. 

Salwa's successes are more impressive when one learns that 
Swahili, the official language of her home country, Kenya, is her 
first language. Along with English, She also knows Arabic. She 
came to the United States for the educational opportunities and to 
live with heraunt in Columbia, MD. She graduated from Atholton 
High School- 

An active person, Salwa enjoys exercise and was a member of 
the WC Crew team during the fall of 1991. She has travelled 
extensively, including trips to Saudi Arabia, East Africa, England 
and the United States' East Coast. In the summer of 1991, she 
completed a hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars of 
Islam. This summer, she hopes to journey with her family to 
Egypt. 



Washington College ELM 



Arts & Entertainment 



October 9, 1992 



Ducksworth 
Criticizes 
Literary 
Canon 

Conversation in fiction 
grabs the reader and pulls him 
into the story. Different speech 
patterns and rhythms of vari- 
ous ethnic and racial groups 
have influenced the narrative 
styles of many authors. For 
example, the narratives of Toni 
Morrisonand Mark Twain have 
been related to American slave 
story- telling. 

The Influence of the Art of the 
Slave Narrative on the Develop- 
ment of the American Literary 
Canon is the subject of this 
week's lecture series. Guest 
speaker, Dr. Sara Ducksworth, 
professor of English at Kean 
College in New Jersey, will 
speak. 

Ducksworth has a great 
graspof English Literature. She 
graduated valedictorian from 
Tougaloo College in 1965 with 
a B.A. in English. She received 
her Master of Arts in 1 979 from 
Montclair State University in 
New Jersey and her Doctorate 
in English Education from 
Rutgers University in New 
Brunswick. 

A teacher with over twenty 
years' experience, Ducksworth 
taught in the New York Gty 
PublicSchoolSystemuntill982. 
Since then, she has worked at 
several colleges, including 
Montclair State University, 
Rutgers University at New 
Brunswick, and Middlesex 
County College. 

Ducksworth will speak in 
CAC Seminar Room 1 at 7:30 
p.m., Wednesday, October 14. 



Stahl Talks on 
Mammals and Birds 
of South America 



Emily Moser 
Staff Writer 



The McLain Program, es- 
tablished to promote and en- 
courage environmental studies, 
in the past has had speakers 
such as David Archambault, 
Directorof the American Indian 
College Fund, discuss the con- 
nection between native Ameri- 
cans and nature. Other notable 
speakers, such as Edward 
Hoglan, have lectured as well. 

Once again, the program is 
presenting a timely lecture, 
entitled Conservation in Tropical 
South America: Issues and Solu- 
tions. Dr. Stuart Strahl will 
speak. 



Strahl, a graduate of Bates 
College, received his doctorate 
in tropical ecology from New 
York State University at Albany. 
He has spent five years in South 
America, working in bird and 
mammal zoology and conser- 
vation. His first-person experi- 
ence should bring an element 
of urgency to the seemingly 
distant, yet immediate global 
dilemma. 

Currently the Executive 
Directorof the nearby Pickering 
Creek Environmental Center, 
Strahl also works as Adjunct 
Conservation Scientist for 
Wildlife Conservation Interna- 
tional. His lecture will be Mon- 
day, October 12 in Dunning 
Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. 



Concert Series Premier 



Tired of the same old, bor- 
ing Friday night? The concert 
series has come to the rescue, 
bringing talented performers ■ 
from around the world to the 
small town of Chestertown. 

The first concert will fea- 
ture the Concerto Soloists 
Chamber Orchestra of Phila- 
delphia. First appearing under 
the baton of music director and 
conductor Marc Mostovoy, 
their structure is modeled after 
the orchestras of Bach and 
Mozart. They specialize in a 
wide range of Baroque and 
Classical music. The ensemble 
also see ksout worthy but lesser 
knowncompositionsof the 19th 



and 20th centuries and each 
year premieres works by con- 
temporary American compos- 
ers. 

Extremely talented, the 
musicians excel in both solo and 
ensemble performance, alter- 
nating between starring and 
supporting roles during the 
concert. 

Be sure not to miss the Con- 
certo Soloists of Philadelphia, 
hailed by The New YorkTimes as 
"... the most impressive small 
ensemble to come through 
Carnegie hall in quite some 
time," on Friday, October 9 at 
8:00 p.m in Tawes Theatre. 



Dr. Hamilton 
Gets Down 



Dr. Eugene Hamilton is not 
your everyday mathematics 
and computer science profes- 
sor. He has played the piano 
since age twelve and' later 
worked professionally as an 
organist. However, since the 
late 1970s, Hamilton has begun 
a collection of musical equip- 
ment that has enabled him to 
become a one-man band. 

An elaborate act that in- 
cludes eight synthesizers, a 
drum machine, computers, se- 
quencers, a digital delay, a 
compressor, a noise gate and a 
feedback eliminator, 

Hamilton's repertoire features 
400 songs including classic rock, 
reggae, jazz and country. 

The most impressive as- 
pect of his show is his ability to 
sing in four-part harmony with 



himself. As his voice enters the 
microphone, his equipment is 
able to replicate each note at 
different pitches. 

Hamilton first played the 
CoffeeHouse with a much 
simpler version of his music 
system. Since then, his system 
has grown, allowing him to 
perform at weddings and vari- 
ous hotels and bars, including 
Holiday Inn in Crownsville, 
MDandThe Village Tavern and 
Newt's in Chestertown. 

His set-up this Friday will 
feature his new PA system. The 
sound is better than compact 
disc quality and the bass liter- 
ally vibrates the floor. 

Get to know a different side 
of a WC professor tonight from 
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Washington College ELM 



Econ Department Evaluation 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor in Chief 

In light of the emphasis given 
to the departments currently un- 
der evaluation by the external re- 
view process, the ELM spoke with 
the chairs of the three departments 
which have undergone theprocess: 
Psychology, Economics, and 
Mathematics & Computer Science. 
The Economics results are the sec- 
ond in a series of three articles on 
the departments that were reviewed 
last year. The Psychology results 
will appear in an upcoming issue 
of the ELM. 

Economics was the first 
department at Washington 
College to undergo the exter- 
nal review process instituted 
by President Charles H. Trout 
asa means of self -improvement 
at the college. 

IntheSpringof1991,ateam 
of two economists was selected 
by the department and the ad- 
ministration to evaluate the 
program. 

Michael Bradley of the 
University of Maryland at Bal- 
timore had done a similar 
evaluation at Colgate, and 
President Trout recommended 



him to Chair Davy McCall. John 
Cumberland of the University 
of Maryland at College Park 
was well known to McCall as 
one of the founders of the 
branch of environmental eco- 
nomics. (Cumberland taught a 
course in this field at WC last 
spring). 

"We didn't have too much 
time to organize it," said 
McCall, as they were the first 
department involved in the 
process, which was still being 
formulated. 

Professor Michael Malone 
was leaving for Ghana, and 
McCall was departing in June, 
so they went ahead with the 
review assoonas they could, so 
that it would be completed in 
time for the end of the academic 
year. 

"One of the things that was 
to be addressed was that 1 am 
retiring," said McCall. "I was 
supposed to retire in the spring 
of last year, and we wanted to 
talk about that." 

The team recommended 
that the department undertake 
a national search for a chair. 
"Michael Bailey is unable to 
chair the department for medi- 
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sidered, but they recommended 
we do a national search." 

A similar suggestion was 
for a large "PR" effort, to make 
the department well-known in 
and outside of the college. A 
brochure, similar to that put 
out by other departments, will 
be developed for use by Ad- 
missions. "We also want to try 
to get some name speakers," 
said McCall. 

Other changes in the de- 
partment include participation 
in the fledglingChesapeakeBay 
Studiesprogram,whichhadnot 
been an available option at the 
time of the review. 

The review was fruitful for 
the department, and McCall 
added there were many other 
issues addressed by the 
committee's report which are 
being instituted. 

"1 thought these were posi- 
tive suggestions," said McCall, 
"and it was very useful to talk 
over some of these things with 
theoutside people, forexample, 
the International Economics 
course has been called too easy 
for Econ majors and too hard 
for International Studies Ma- 
jors. 

'The Economics Depart- 
ment is a major service depart- 
ment to Political Science and 
Business Majors. Wedon't usu- 
ally have a large number of 
majors, but they tend to be good 
students." 

In this regard, the report of 
the external review team will 
benefit not only the Economics 
Department, but other related 
programs. 



From "Allen," pg. 3 

troverted, parties are often 
unappealing. Another sopho- 
more attends sports events for 
recreation, goes home every 
other weekend, and uses her 
extra time to get ahead in her 
classes. People ask her, "How 
do you getall your work done?" 
and she just smiles. Weekend 
nights are also great for non- 
drinking writers, artists, and 
musicians, because we can use 
the hours to write, paint, and 
practice. Usually none of our 
friends come by to disturb us 
during that time, because 
they're all out getting smashed 
or pleasantly inebriated. 

One junior says she often 
watches movies with oneor two 
other friends on Friday and 
Saturday nights,and organizes 
her own social gatherings dur- 
ing times that drinking is not 
expected — non-peak party 
hours such as weeknights or 
during weekend days. She tries 
to find things to do to fill her 
weekend nights so that she 
doesn't have to say to 
people, "I'mnotgoingwith you 
because I don't drink." This 
way she can avoid the parties 
she doesn't want to go to, and 
still gets to see her friends. 

This student, who is aller- 
gic to alcohol and is "scared to 
death" of what will happen if 
she is given some by accident, 
has the trick of bringing her 
own drinks with her when she 
does go to parties — Sundance 
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being hassled. 

When asked to give advice 
to other non-drinkers most 
people say that if you don't 
think you want to drink, make 
a conscious decision not to, and 
hold yourself to it. Don't I 
wishy-washy. If you're not 
absolutely sure whether or n 
you want to drink, someone 
will probably push you into 
doing so. One student said, 'If 
you can't answer for yourself, 
then someone else on our cam- 
pus will answer for you." 

But remember that most 
people won't mind that you 
don't drink,aslongas you don't 
pass judgement on them for 
drinking. And it often is fun to 
be around people who are 
drunk, because they're usually 
relaxed and amusing. 

And to those who do drink: 
don't hassle non-drinkers, or 
try to make them drink when 
they don't want to. Be open- 
minded. As one student says, 
"I'm not going to judge you for 
drinking, so don't judge me for 
not drinking." She adds that it 
would be nice if sodas were 
offered moreoften at parties,as 
sometimes alcohol is forced o 
people just because there's 
nothing else in the room to 
drink. 

Most of all, remember 
"Non-drinkers are the ones who 
the majority of the time drive 
you home, clean up your puke, 
are the good friend and the 
voice of reason..." who will tell 
you "Uh, buddy, you're en- 
gaged to Maria. So...maybeyou 
really shouldn't sleep with that 
Muffy-chick who is probably 
wearing a venereal disease un- 
der her short-short-short cut- 
offs?" Treasure your non- 
drinking friends. They might 
save you from doing stupid 
things someday. 

Therearen'tthatmany non- 
drinkers on this campus, but 
we do exist, so respect our de- 
cision to stay sober. There are a 
few of us here who have found 
that, although it's sometimes 
difficult, it is possible to not 
drink and still have a life at 
Washington College. (Really.) 



From "Faculty/' pg. 5 

male students, 2.921. 

• Dean Maureen Kelley 
Mclntire of the Fringe Benefits 
committee reports that the 
committee has been asked to 
lookintoa campus- wide policy 
on smoking. 

• Dean Wubbels of the Aca- 
demic Affairs Committee 
named several items currently 
being examined: the indepen- 
dent study program, senior ob- 
ligations, the four-course plan, 
the possibility of a common 
freshman-year course, and the 
writing component. 



Washington College ELM 



October 9, 1992 



From "Koon," pg. 3 

of the capitalist class are by 
definition at odds with those of 
the working class. Last week's 
Washington PostNational Weekly 
Edition reported that the Clinton 
campaign has published a list 
of 400 executives who publicly 
support Clinton. This is a clear 
example of how the Clinton 
camp is attempting to reassure 
the capitalist class that they are 
going to implement whatever 
practices capitalist interests 
advocate. 

As the list of pro-Clinton 
executives illustrates, Clinton's 
campaign has been successful 
in this effort. It is certain that 
many elements within the 
capitalist class are sick of di- 
vided government and also feel 
betrayed by Bush, who they 
may perceive as having failed 
in his efforts to promote eco- 
nomicgTOwth. Thesecapitalists 
hope that the Clinton presi- 
dency will somehow address 
the national debt and increase 
consumer spending. 

Thesecapitalists realize that 
cuts in military spending and 
increases in taxes will be nec- 
essary to do this. Bourgeois 
economists assert that govern- 
ment borrowing reduces the 
supply of capital and therefore 
reduces the amount of capital 
available to stimulate economic 
growth. What they fail to un- 
derstand, however, is that this 
artificial reduction in the supply 
of capital has been necessary to 
shore upaninsufficientdemand 
for capital. This insufficient 
demand for capital isa resultof 
the fact that a mature capitalist 
economy growsata slower rate 
than a developing one. 

American capitalism today 
grows more slowly than it did 
in the recent past. This is be- 
cause the infrastructure has al- 
ready been expanded to serve 
ihe basic needs of most Ameri- 
cans. This is the source of the 
contradiction that a huge 
amount of financial capital has 
been accumulated for which 
'here is no profitable market. 
^he slow rate of growth is in- 
trinsic to the process of accu- 
mulation and is not a result of 
the public sector "crowding" 
the private sector out of the 
capital market. 

Thisbecomesevidentwhen 
°ne observes that although in- 
terest rates have been lowered 
dramatically,consumersarenot 
Creasing their spending, and 
therefore, the main economic 
en gine of the mature capitalist 
economy finds itself without 
M. Debt levels are too high to 
Su pport any more demand by 
consumers, and both private 
ln dustry and the public sector 
are in a similar situation. There 
,s only one way to increase 



consumption at this point, and 
that is to increase the real in- 
come of the majority of Ameri- 
cans. 

This (along with the high 
likelihood of victory in No- 
vember) is why more business- 
men are beginning to support 
Clinton. They realize that the 
concentration of wealth in 
America has grown to an ex- 
treme, and they are willing to 
decrease this concentration in 
order to promote economic 
growth and stability. They are 
willing to support more pro- 
gressive taxation toachieve this 
end, and they believe that re- 
ducing military spending will 
result in a corresponding re- 
duction in the national debt. 
They further believe that the 
decrease in borrowing in the 
public sector will stimulate the 
economy by freeing up capital 
for the productive sector of the 
economy. 

Thiswillnothappen. What 
will happen instead is that in- 
dustry and individuals will re- 
main reluctantto borrow. Con- 
sumer spending and housing 
starts will remain low. Unem- 
ployment will actually increase 
as businesses tighten their belts 
further. This will correspond- 
ingly reduce real income, and 
this will reduce consumption, 
and the whole cycle will con- 
tinue. 

There is only one way to 



strengthen the American 
economy under capitalism, and 
that is to provide massive aid to 
the Un-Ion of Soviet Socialist 
Republics. This will solve the 
problemsposedbylowdemand 
for capital and goods by pro- 
viding rapidly expanding mar- 
kets for both. The same is true 
of the developing countries in 
Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 
but the Republics have a short 
term advantage in that they 
already have the prerequisites 
for rapid economic growth; all 
they lack is the capital. This 
would prove very beneficial to 
American capitalism. But the 
American government is far too 
short sighted to take this ap- 
proach. 

Neither Bill Clinton's plan 
of tax increases for the wealthy 
and tax decreases for average 
Americans nor George Bush's 
plan to provide tax credits to 
first time home purchasers will 
succeed in preventing the cur- 
rent economic difficulties from 
broadening into a full-scale di- 
saster. This is why I feel com- 
fortable voting for Clinton; al- 
though I disagree strongly with 
his attempts to strengthen the 
capitalist economy, 1 realize he 
will be unsuccessful. Ulti- 
mately, I am voting for him on 
humanistic grounds, and be- 
cause like most Americans, I 
am sick and tired of the past 
twelve years of naked fascism, 



From "McCarthy," 
Pg. 1 

bent in 1958. 

He gained national atten- 
tion in 1960 with his speech for 
Adlai Stevenson and then cam- 
paigned vigorously for 
Kennedy following JFK's 
nomination. In the Senate, he 
voted for school aid, medical 
care for the aged, and other so- 
cial reforms of the Kennedy 
Administration. His most sus- 
tained efforts were in the areas 
of unemployment and migrant 
farm worker legislation. 

A member of the Senate 
Foreign Relations Committee, 
he also was an early advocate 
of closer congressional over- 
sight of U.S. intelligence agen- 
cies. 

He retired from the Senate 
in January 1971. In 1976 and 
again in the spring of 1992 he 
ran as an independent presi- 
dential candidate. 

McCarthy, 76, is the author 
of several books, including The 
Limits of Power (1967), The Year 
of the People (1969), The Hard 
Years (1975), and his memoirs, 
Up 'Til Now (1987). His visit to 
Chestertown is sponsored by 
the Louis L. Goldstein Program 
in Public Affairs and is open 
the public. 

— courtesy of Washington Col- 
lege News Bureau 



Closer to home, the Junior 
Fellows program helped to 
fund Nancy Whiteman's in- 
ternship at the ACLU office in 
Delaware. Whiteman com- 
mented that working for the 
ACLU was great preparation 
for law school. She spent most 
other summerin the law library 
researching cases, and gather- 
ing information on issues of 
concern to the ACLU. 

She worked for the ACLU 
from June through August and 
plans to continue working for 
them during holidays and va- 
cations. 

Another student who held 
an internship position, but of 
an entirely different nature, is 
Samantha Clements. Clements 
was in Atlanta at Georgia Tech 
doing an internship in analyti- 
cal chemistry. She worked with 
Professor R. F. Browner and a 
graduate student, Matt Tarr. 

Clements also co-authored 
an article to be published in the 
spring by a major experimental 
chemistry magazine. 

Eligible students for mem- 
bership in the Society of Junior 
Fellows should contact the De- 
partment Chair of their major. 
Applications to be considered 
for the Fall 1992 term should be 
submitted to Davy McCall by 
October 15. 



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Sports 



Washington College ELfy 



Soccer Goes 1-7-1 



Jason Ronstadt 



Staff Writer 

There are a wealth of nega- 
tive words a fan can use to de- 
scribe a team when he or she is 
disappointed with the results 
of a game. In the case of the 
Shoremen Soccer squad last 
Saturday, "Heartless" was 
definitely "Not" one of them. 
On Homecoming day last 
weekend a large number of stu- 
dents and alumni turned out to 
see the Shoremen fight and 
scrap their way through a game 
against old rival Swarthmore. 
The play was fast and physical, 
forcing the referee to hand out 
three yellow cards in a contest 
which was about as evenly 
matched as the toss of a coin. 

Washington's defense, an- 
chored by players like Tad 
George, Shawn "Colonel" 
Clink, Gibby Scmmes, and Co- 
Captain Charlie "Love" 
Linehan, pulled together al- 
lowing few easy scoring op- 
portunities on goal. The 



Shoremen Defense was strong, 
but the Swarthmore attack 
proved to be like a patient as- 
sassin, firing two hard shots in 
the net when the opportunities 
finally arose. 

Meanwhileattheotherend 
of the field the Shoremen of- 
fense ran into a pesky opposing 
defense which stifled all of the 
home team's attempts to score. 
Said forward Rory "God to all 
Greeks" Conway of the team's 
troubles in the offensive third 
of the field, "We built up our 
offense really well all day long. 
We just had trouble capitaliz- 
ing on the opportunities we 
made for ourselves." 

When the final whistle blew 
the result was a 2-0 loss in the 
team's first MAC Sectional 
contest. The next sectional 
match pits the Shoremen 
against Ursinus, but immedi- 
ately on the horizon awaits 
Western Maryland. Coverage 
of this game, and possibly even 
more, next time you read the 
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Tyler McCarthy 



Staff Writer 

Washington College Vol- 
leyball came a notch closer to 
.500 this week, but not before 
dropping a heartbreaker to 
Swarthmore. Traveling to 
Pennsylvania for the show- 
down, they came out display- 
ing aggression on both the of- 
fensive and defensive sides of 
the net. Yet, even with Beverly 
Diaz and Julie Dill showing 
great leadership, the young 
squad couldn't quite hold on, 
losing in three straight games. 
This loss brought their record 
to 4-10. 

The real action, however, 
came last weekend at the third 
annual Washington College 
Invitational. After rebounding 
from the tough loss to 
Swarthmore, and following al- 
most a week of preparation, the 
Sho' women geared up for their 
five upcoming matches of the 
tournament. The first two con- 
tests came on Friday evening 
against Haverford and 
Scranton, while the remaining 
three against Wilmington, 
Gaullaudet, and Salisbury State 
were completed on Saturday. 
The team played well against 
all their competitors as they 
came away with a third place 
finish, moving their overall 
record to 8-11. 



Right from the outset the 
action was outstanding with the 
highlight of the weekend being 
the Scranton-WC match-up 
Friday night. With WC down 
14-3 in the third game, they 
managed to struggle back and 
resoundingly sweep Scranton 
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Sports 



11 



October 9, 1992 



Tennis Plays Rolex Tourney 



Liz zy O'Hara 
5taff Writer 



The Washington College 
Tennis teams did not gain any 
overall victories in their open- 
ers for the season, but there was 
individual improvement and 
great potential was quite evi- 
dent in the performances of both 
the teams. 

Last Tuesday, the Women's 
Shoremen Team opened their 
season to a loss to Salisbury 
here at Washington College. 
The top three players, Fam 
Hendrickson, Jen Sloan and 
Diana Prettyman were all vic- 
torious. Hendrickson and Sloan 
were also victorious in the 
doubles. While the number two 
and three doubles could not 
claim the same, they did show 
potential and a great amount of 
desire to win. 

This past weekend, the 
women went south to partici- 
pate in the Rolex Regional In- 
vitational Tournament held at 
Mary Washington College in 
Virginia. Pam Hendrickson, 
seeded second, made it to the 
semi-finals and Diana 
Prettyman, who "played an 
incredible tournament," ac- 
cording to Jen Sloan, made it to 
the quarter-finals. TinaLennon 
and Jen Sloan both lost in the 
first round of singles action, but 
went on to gain a round each in 
consolation play. Pam and Jen, 
who were seeded second for 
the doubles round, cleaned up 
the consolation bracket by 
winning three more matches 
after a three set loss in the sec- 
ond match of play in the first 
round. JenSloanwasquotedas 
saying, "Pam and I haven't 



played together long, and I was 
very happy about the consola- 
tion round and the way Pam 
and I were able to work to- 
gether." 

The Rolex Regional Invita- 
tional at Washington and Lee 
was the scene for the first round 
of play for the Shoremen Men's 



made it to the semi-finals. 
Emilio Bogado, seeded fifth in 
the tournament, swung his way 
into the quarter-finals. To- 
gether, this first seeded team 
made it to the semi-finals in the 
doubles competition. Deepak 
Raja and Carlos Nuno did not 
make it past the first round of 




NEWT'S 



Pam Hendrickson places one down line 



Team of the Fall 1992 season. 

Even though there was not 
an overall victory for the 
Shoremen, there was a great 
amount of effort put in by all 
the players, especially the top 
two players, Emilio Bogado and 
Trevor Hurd. Hurd, who was 
seeded first in the tournament, 



play in singles, but both play- 
ers did give their opponents a 
run for their money as doubles 
partners. 

Judging by the results both 
teams posted in the team's re- 
spective tournaments, 
Washington's opponents are in 
for a long spring campaign. 



Field Hockey Loses 
MAC Bout 



Rene£ Guckert 



Staff Writer 

Last Thursday, the Wash- 
ington College field hockey 
team suffered their second 
MAC loss to Swarthmore Col- 
lege 4-3. Liz Olivere scored the 
Shorewomen's first goal of the 
game off a cross from the right 
by Marie Mohler with 18:35 re- 
maining in the first half. 
Swarthmore's leading scorer 
Melissa Bonder, however, re- 
taliated unassisted approxi- 
mately four minutes later. The 
score remained tied 1-1 at the 
end of the first half, but it was 
clear that the Shorewomen 
dominated, keeping the ball in 
their offensive territory and 
outshooting their opponents. 

As the second half got un- 




Player of the Week 



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Troutsky & The Wubbster 

Hey, sports fans, guess who lost this past weekend. Yup, 
that's right, our favorite team to hate, the Redskins, took a blow 
from theoh-so-powerful Phoenix Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. 
Oooooo, IN YER FACE! And don't worry, we already know 
about the Dallas game. 

But seriously now folks, it's time for the real athletes of the 
week. With the help of our crack Newt's POW staff, particularly 
Pat Trams in the Alumni office, we were able to come up with 
something, our oldest and most unique Newt's POWs ever. These 
would be PresidentChuckTrout,member of the PGA (Presidential 
Golf Advocates) and Dean Gene 'The Wubbster" Wubbels, who 
played 18 holes last Friday in the 3rd annual Alumni & Friends 
Golf Tourney. The president was quoted as saying, "If s a tough 
job, but somebody's got to do it." Their good sportsmanship at 
the tourney helped raise alumni spirits and $2,400 to benefit the 
endowment of the Benjamin A. Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center. 
The president's and the dean's collective handicap is the 1992-93 
Financial Aid deficit. These gentlemen might be well advised to 
heed the sage counsel of Bill Williams. 



Liz Olivere "jukes " a defender 



der way, Washington's squad 
let up on their transitions from 
attack to defense, allowing 
Swarthmore to pull ahead by 
two goals. With 29:58 remain- 
ing in the game, Kate Jones 
scored for Swarthmore, fol- 
lowed again by Melissa Bonder 
at 19:38. But the Shorewomen 
had not given up hope. Follow- 
ing a heated time out called by 
Washington soon after 
Swarthmore's third goal, WAC 
got fired up and scored notonce, 
but twicein the courseof fifteen 
minutes. Liz Olivere rushed 
the cage once again to score her 
second goal of the game and 
assisted yet another goal be- 
longing to freshman Jill Schultz. 
The game was then tied at 3-3. 
Feeling as though victory 
was in their grasp, Washington 



letdown theirguard. With 1:38 
left to play, Melissa Bonder fired 
at the cage once again, this time 
off a fast break down the field, 
ultimately giving Swarthmore 
a4-3 win over the Shorewomen. 
Although Washington outshot 
Swarthmore 43-22, WC was 
unable to push theiraggression 
to a high enough level to cap- 
ture the victory. 

The Shorewomen travel to 
Randolph Macon College this 
weekend,and the resultsof that 
game, in addition to the game 
against Haverford, will be cov- 
ered in next week's issue. The 
Shorewomen do, however, take 
on rival Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity here at the WAC this 
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. So be 
there and don't miss any of the 
action!! 



Soccer 
Falls 



Swarthmore, 
2-0 

See Article, pg. 10 



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Sports 



Women's Soccer Ties St. 

John's in Season 
O pener 2-2 



Field 

Hockey 

Loses in 

Closing 

Minute 

See Article, pg. 11 




Scores 



Men's Soccer 

Washington 

Swarthmore 2 

Field Hockey 

Washington 3 

Swarthmore 4 

Volleyball 

Washington 3-2 
W.C. Invitational 

Rugby 

Washington 7 

Salisbury St. 20 



On Deck 



Men's Soccer 
Ursinus 
Tue., Oct. 13 
4 p.m. 

Field Hockey 
Johns Hopkins 
Wed., Oct. 14 

4 p.m. 

Volleyball 
W. Maryland 
Wed., Oct. 14 
7 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 
Villa Julie 
Tomorrow 1:30 



#7 Peggy Bowman, a member of the class of '95, pushes one down field. Coming to us from Kent County High, she has been a tremendous 
force in the back field for thx year's Field Hockey squad. And with two more years of eligibility still in front of her she should become one of 

W.C. 's premier defenders. 



Trout & Wubbles: Newt's Players of the Week 



Tennis 

Competes 

Down 

South 

See Article, pg. 11 



THIS ISSUE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ED. 



NOTHING 

T BUT THE 
RUTH 




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Volume 64, Number Eight • October 23, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Schroeder Killed During Fall Break 

Accidental death attributed to faulty electrical cord 



T. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Senior Edward A. 
Schroeder, 22, of South Salem, 
New York, died Friday night in 
a fatal accident on the second 
catwalk in Tawes Theatre. 
Chestertown Police have de- 
termined tha t Schroeder's death 
was accidental. 

Apparently, Schroeder had 
been working on a chandelier 
to be used in his senior drama 
thesis, a production of his own 
play, Bagels From the Lower East 
Side. 

An article in the Baltimore 
Sun yesterday indicated that it 
was unclear if Schroeder was 
an employee of the college and 
that theincidentmay have been 
work-related. They continue 
by incorrectly stating that 
Schroeder's 'unpaid' drama 
work did not include wiring. 

Schroeder was employed 
by the Drama Department as 
Lighting Assistant; however, 
the work he was doing on Fri- 
day was personal and not work- 
related. Schroeder had been 
working with lights for years 
and had re-wired instruments 
before. 

Doreen Chevalier, also a 
resident of South Salem, was 



Schroeder's girlfriend,and was 
residing in Chestertown until 
early this week. Shewcnttothe 
theatre to find him when he 
waslateforaplanneddate. She 
was alarmed when he would 
not respond to her calling to 



and Chestertown Police and 
WC Securi ty both responded to 
the call. Schroeder was pro- 
nounced dead at 11:00 p.m., 
possibly of electrocution. 

The autopsy report had not 
been released at press time. 




Edward "Eddy" Schroeder 



him; she found the body and 
went to Worcester to find help. 
WC students Harrison 
Gallagher and Timothy 
Stoltzfus accompanied Cheva- 
lier to Tawes, where they found 
Schroeder's body. They called 
911 at approximately 10:45 p.m. 



The Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration 
(OSHA) has cleared the build- 
ing of fault and has re-openedit 
for general use. 

Although final OSHA re- 
ports will reveal more clearly 
the exact nature of the accident, 



The Connells are Coming 




The Connells 



Recently exploding from 
the Raleigh, North Carolina al- 
temative-rock scene where they 
formed in 1984, The Connells 
have captured the attention of 
the music industry. 

The Connells came to life 
when guitarist Mike Connell 
and his bass-playing brother 
decided to begin a band. Eight 
years later, the group now fea- 
tures Peele Wimberley, the 
highly-acclaimed drummer for 
the popular Raleigh punk band, 
Johnny Quest, as well as lead- 
singer Doug MacMillan and 
guitarist, keyboardist, and 
back-up vocalist George 
Huntley. 

The band's unique style 
grabs people's attention. As 
Stereo Review describes them, 
"The Connells ... mumble more 

See "Connells," page 9 



thegeneral circumstances have 
been informally released, and 
the piece of equipment appears 
to have caused the accident. 

The chain of the chandelier 
was wrapped around the cat- 
walk guard rail to take up slack, 
and the cord was also wrapped 
a few times around the railing. 
The power cord is speculated 
to be the cause of the accident. 
It appears faulty and was also 
spliced to a piece of cording 
that would enable the lamp to 
be plugged into the 'twist-lock' 
circuitry of the catwalk. The 
catwalk was apparently elec- 
trified when Schroeder plugged 
it into the socket. ■ 

Funeral services were held 
in Ridgefield, CT on Wednes- 
day. Schroeder's family has 
asked that in lieu of flowers, 
donations be sent to his high 
school where a drama scholar- 
ship fund has been set up in his 
name. There is a strong possi- 
bility that a similar fund will be 
set up at Washington College. 

Classes will be canceled on 
Monday at 2:30 p.m. so that all 
students and faculty can attend 
a memorial service at Martha 
Washington Square (in front of 
the CAC). 



Roderick, 

SGA 

Address 

Security 

Issues 

J. Tarin Towers 
Editor-in-Chief 



Security issuesand the new 
alcohol policy wereat the top of 
the SGA's agenda last week. 
The Resident Assistant staff was 
requested to attend the Octo- 
berl3 Student Government 
Association meeting to discuss 
these two issues which affect 
all resident students. The al- 
cohol policy is discussed on 
page 5. 

In light of several recent 
violent incidents on campus, 
Jerry Roderick was asked to 
address dorm senatorsand RAs 
to discuss campus security is- 
sues. 

"The responsibility of the 
security department is to en- 
hance campus security," said 
Roderick. We all have the re- 
sponsibility for our own secu- 
rity, and we need everybody's 
participation." Roderick 
stressed the need for coopera- 
tion between dorm residents, 
both with each other and with 

See "Security/' page 9 



Inside 



Fred Wyman Attacks Athletic 
Department, page 4. 

WC Student and KCHS 
Student Involved in Auto 
Accident, page 5. 

College Adopts New Mission 
Statement, page 5. 

WC Alcohol Policy, page 5. 

Psychology Review Indicates 
Need for Changes, page 8. 



October 23, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Bagels and da Blues 

That article you see on the front page is the hardest thing I 
have ever written. I would rather have written thirty art history 
papers and taken them all to the Writing Lab than have had to 
write that piece. 

How can I beobjectivc about a man who most people remem- 
ber as Eddy? 

I can't be objective in real-time, and so this is my tribute to Ed. 
Second semester my freshman year, living with lots 'o' drama 
majors on second floor Caroline, the first gossip I heard when I 
returned from break was, "Guess who's back?" "Who??" "ED." 
"Who's Ed," 1 innocently asked. "You'll find out," they said, and 
they were right. I found a friend, a guy who was one of the nicest, 
most dedicated, weirdest, funniest people I have ever met. 

I have been involved in some way in every WC drama 
production since I've been here, even if it was only at Strike 
(taking down the set). What you hear about the Drama Depart- 
ment is probably only true in the onebasic, most important way: 
It is a family. 

Pcopleaskmcif I knew Ed. 1 just look at them. Whatcanlsay? 
Of course I knew Ed, everyone knew Ed. You saw him in a play 
or you had a class wi th him or you played Rec Softball with him 
or you saw him sitting at the back table in the dining hall with 

forks sticking out of his hat Perhaps I'm just a second cousin 

to the drama family. But that doesn't mean I miss him any less. 

I always picture Ed in a long blond wig and dark sunglasses. 
I assistant-stage-managed the Pirandello One-Acts my freshman 
year, and that production was the birth of the "World's Most 
Dangerous Sound Crew." Ed had crazy tie night, and crazy wig 
night, and crazy hat night. . . Ed always wore something. Espe- 
cially accents. Italian mobster and old Jewish man were his 
favorites. I'm not sure if the bagels came first or the accents. 

How do I describe Ed to someone who didn't know him? 
Yeah, he was a great guy. He had a funny laugh and wore wigs 
a lot. He was really into the theatre. He always stood behind the 
bar at cast parties, ready with a beer and a big smile for you. As 
Drama Prof Dale Daigle said the other night, "You can't help but 
smile when you think of Eddy." 

I think of Ed wearing sweatpants rolled up to his knees, that 
wig again, and talking in a Robin Williams-esque little baby voice, 
running on stage carrying a little plastic duck. "Pippin!" he 
squawks. "Pippin!" 

I think of Ed dancing when he thought no one was looking, 
and smiling when he knew they were. I think of Ed walking into 
the Green Room during those horribly female conversations we 
drama-types were always having about sex, he'd walk in as if on 
cue to hear "Penis!" or something. "DOH!" he'd say, and run out 
faster than he could tapdance. 

Ed told Dale once that if he died, he didn't want anyone to be 
sad, he wanted to them to throw a big party, with lots of bagels. 
A bagel party. So we're having a bagel party. Saturday. Wear a 
hat. Wear a wig. Wear an accent. 

But most important, wear a smile. Because that's why we 
miss Ed. 

STRIKE IS OVER 

I hope there's bagels in heaven, Ed. 



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To the Editor: 

I am writing in an attempt 
to express to you the feelings I 
felt as I left yourcampus on the 
weekend of October third. Heft 
with a very dismal view of your 
school. On Saturday night I 
went toa "farm party" at which 
students left on a rented bus to 
return to campus. On this bus 
ride I was appalled to hear a 
student yell at the African- 
American bus driver: " Get this 
jungle music off — CHIMP !" 
Never in my life have I seen or 
heard such behaviorand words 
cannot begin to express the 
anger I continue to feel toward 
such a hate-filled act. I was 
embarrassed to be on the bus, 
embarrassed to be a part of the 
group, and embarrassed to be 
white. 

To the young man who 
made the comment: you are 
disgusting and you are grossly 
ignorant. I cannot even feel 
sorry for you as you are cer- 
tainly old enough and educated 
enough to know better. There 
is no excuse for you, your feel- 
ings, or your actions. 

To the students who did 
nothing to dissuade their peer: 
you are to blame as well. Ig- 
noring such actions will only 
add to the strength of such racist 
sentiments. By not expressing 
your disapproval it seems that 
the views of one student reflect 
the views of the entire student 
body, and I refuse to believe 
that this could be the case. 



To me, such a statement is 
intolerable. Ifastudenthasthe 
right to make statements like 
this, then you are more than 
correct to attack him for it. Had 
I known which young man had 
made the comment, I would 
have told him then what I have 
told him in this letter. I think 
that he and students like him 
havea hell of a lot to leam about 
a race which they will share 
this planet with for the rest of 
their lives. I cannot convince a 
racist that racism is wrong in 
this letter, that person's igno- 
rance runs too deep to be coun- 
tered in just a few lines. It is the 
responsibility of the rest of the 
student body to create an in- 
telligent, open-minded climate 
where racism is not accepted. 

This horrible act would 
never have occurred at my 
school, and it certainly would 
NEVER have been tolerated. 

Your education extends 
waybeyondtheclassroom. You 
are wasting money and years 
of your life if you allow this to 
continue. It is entirely in your 
control, and I hope that mea- 
sures are taken to change it. My 
views are my own and do not 
reflect the viewsofanyoneelse. 
I will not impose them on you, 
but I felt it necessary to tell you 
how upset I have been by what 
I saw at your school. 

Tracy Stoer 

Hamilton College 
Clinton, New York 



To the Editor: 

We are two non-drinking 
WC freshmen who would like 
to thank you for the article by 
Tanya Allen. However, we had 
a problem with the article's 
suggestion that non-drinkers 
"pretend" to drink ("Sundance 
Fruit Coolers look very much 
like wine coolers when one 
hides the label with one's 
hand."). Ourbasicidea is that if 
someone is unwilling to accept 
the fact that you don't drink, 
FUCK 'EM, they aren't worth 
your time. By the time a person 
reaches college, they should be 
secure enough in their identity 
not to have to conform to 
another's idea of a good time. 
Perhaps, instead of behaving 
like clones and drinking to fit 
in, these people should attempt 
to be different (horrors upon 
horrors) by being themselves. 
It isn't the worst thing in the 
world not to fit in ... in fact, in 
some cases it's a hell of a lot 
better. 

Mary Saverino and 
Angela Williams 
Freshmen 



See Fred Wyman's 
letter, page 4 



Next Week; 



Election 
Special 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



October 23, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



Before I begin the political 
part of this week's column, I 
would like to offer my most 
sincere condolences to the 
family of Ed Schroeder. Many 
people in the community here 
had warm feelings for Ed, and 
the injusticeof his sudden death 
has stunned and saddened ev- 
eryone who had the pleasure of 
knowing him. We will all miss 
Ed's boyish smile, his off-beat 
sense of humor and his genuine 
concern for the feelings of oth- 
ers. Ed seemed to desire to be 
well loved by all and to make 
people happy. He succeeded 
on both counts, and I know that 
my life was a bit more mirthful 
and joyous during the time I 
knew him. Because he died so 
young, we will never know if 
Ed would have achieved the 
kind of greatness which pre- 
serves individuals in the 
memory of history forever. But 
Ed was great in at least one 
respect, and that is that he was 
unmarred by the pettiness and 
spitefulness which blemishes 
most people. 

If there can be any conso- 
lation in the face of such trag- 
edy, we should take it in the 
fact that Ed died in the theater, 
doing what he loved to do, and 
in that at least he did not suffer. 
He will be long remembered 
for his good humor, his kind- 
ness, and his innocence. All 
who knew him grieve, and as 
we grieve, we should also ex- 
press our heartfelt sympathy to 
Ed's family whose sense of loss 
must be immeasurable. 



Everyone has by now seen 
all the signs and bumper stick- 
ers regarding question six on 
the Maryland ballot. If ap- 
proved by a majority of 
Maryland's voters, questionsix 
will ensure that abortion re- 
mains legal in Maryland if Roe 
vs. Wade is overturned by the 
Supreme Court. It also will 
require parental notification by 
minors before an abortion. 

Question six stinks to high 
heaven. It is an unacceptable 
compromise which imposes 
restrictions on abortion which 
the "right to life" groups could 
never get passed in Annapolis. 
Yes, it will ensure that women!8 
and older will have reproduc- 
tive freedom but only at the 
expense of those underl8. 

Moreover, it is unneces- 
sary. Bill Clinton will win the 
presidency in November, and 
this means that the Freedom of 
Choice Act will be passed, and 
Bill Clinton will sign it into law. 
This will protect women of all 
ages from the fascist jurists in 
Washington. The Supreme 
Court, bound by its ideology of 
judicial restraint, will be un- 
able to rule this law as uncon- 
stitutional. The only result of 
overturning Roe would be to 
tum the abortion issue over to 
the states. In the context of a 
federal law, however, the 
Renquist court's hands would 
be tied by its own precedents. 
The only way to protect repro- 
ductive freedom for all of 
Maryland's women is to vote 
no to question six and to vote 
yes to Bill Clinton. 



CAMPUS VOICES 

By Dude 



What do you think? 




I think that I have to go study I think it's cold. I'm wearing I think I shouldn't have been a 

because I have a big Bio exam shorts. math major. Number theory... 

Thursday. Janet Hutzel don't ever take it. 

Jessica Levy Freshman Denise Marshall 

Freshman Grantsville, MD Junior 

Greenwich, CT Cambridge, MD 




I think midtermsare a bad idea, 
considering I'm a freshman, and 
they take my grades. I think if s 
kind of unfair. It's more of a 
high school procedure. 
Steven Dashiell 
Freshman 
Easton, MD 



I try not to. Bob Dylan is living 

proof that we're given a limited 

number of thoughts... that's a 

joke. 

Pat Oplinger 

Sophomore 

Silver Spring, MD 



I think that my thesis was just 
deflated. I don't want to use 
descriptive statistics, but I'm 
looking forward to doing it 
anyway. 
Tanya Cunic 
Senior 
Denville, NJ 



Open Forum: Eat Meat and Prosper 



Matt Shields is a senior art 
and English major. His interests 
include the Beastie Boys, watching 
movies, and cutting hair. 

There was a time when I 
could have been considered 
naive about the finer points of 
Vegetarianism. I used to think 
this subculture merely con- 
sisted of drippy dope smoking 
dirt balls eating tofu, couscous, 
sproutsandfalafel. Andforthe 
"lost part I was right. 

Now things have changed. 
People you wouldn't suspect 
(policemen, firemen, priests) 
ar e all munching grass and 
birdseed three meals a day with 
false hopes of living healthy. 
Maybe I'm hasty to use the 
foods "grass" and "birdseed" 
to characterize the vegetarian 
diet. Actually the plotters of 



this movement have devised 
enticing "meat-like" recipes to 
pull in new recruits. You've all 
heard of Nature's Burgers: grain 
pulp smushed together to look 
like hamburger. There are Not 



Matt 
Shields 



Dogs: a despicable little creation 
that looks like a hot dog and 
smells like a hot dog (Doesn't 
reallytastelikeahotdog). Even 
the name sounds like "hot 
dog" — Not Dog, how clever. 
I've even heard of Veggie Back 



Ribs: wheat gluten craftily 
sculpted into fatty stuff and 
boney stuff, covered with a 
hearty sauce. 

Their angle is terribly clear: 
one can take up vegetarianism 
and not give up a thing. They're 
makingiteasy for the meat eater 
toconvert. Imagine foraminute 
how ludicrous this little plan of 
their's is. Vegetarians are 
dressing up fruits and veg- 
etables to look like, to act like, 
and for all intents and purposes 
to replace meat. Rest assured 
you'll never see carnivores in 
the kitchen molding ground 
beef into the shapes of their fa- 
vorite fruits and vegetables. 
This is only one of the reasons 
why Iamsurethisisall a twisted 
plot. 

I've talked with vegetar- 



ians. They tell me one can sat- 
isfy allofone'snutritional needs 
without eating meat and live 
healthier. Ififssohealthy,Iask 
them, why do they look so pale 
and gaunt? And what about 
the Eskimos, I say, if it weren't 
for baby seal livers the Eskimos 
would have all died from 
scurvy centuries ago. The sur- 
vival of many cultures has al- 
ways been dependent on the 
harvesting of animals. "You 
and I are not Eskimos," they 
insist, then they take note to 
send lemons to Canada. 

They tell me that farm 
raised animals live a lonely and 
depraved existence, always 
sensing and smelling death. 
One consumes that animal's 
fear every time one eats meat. I 
tell them fear must be that little 



something extra that makes a 
prime rib taste so damn good, 
or is it the stuff I have to scrape 
off the grill after a barbecue. 
No, fear is the stuff that makes 
a hot dog taste so much better 
than a Not Dog, I've decided. 
The best is when some 
patchouly wearing PETA ac- 
tivist pinko tells me, "It's a 
dominance thing." Well, I guess 
I wouldn't understand, would 
I? No, my penis proves me 
guilty. For millions of years, 
they tell me, man has domi- 
nated woman; man has domi- 
nated nature; man has domi- 
nated cute-as-a-button kitty cats 
and moist-nosed puppy dogs. 
Nature is pure, they tell me, 
nature is cyclic. If squirrels eat 

See "Shields/' page 4 



October 23, 1992 



Washington College ELM 



Athletics 
Controversy 

To the Editor: 

Seth Engcl's letter to the 
Editor ("Rugby Founder Tired 
of Run-Around" Oct. 2) con- 
firmed what I had feared: 
Things are not getting any bet- 
ter in the Washington College 
Athletic Department. 

Seth's plight is similar in 
many respects to the problems 
I encountered with Athletic 
DirectorGeoffMillerduringmy 
tenure as the college's men's 
tennis coach. The situation 
reached a climax in May, 1992 
when Miller arbitrarily decided 
not to renew my coaching con- 
tract or the contract of women' 
tennis coach Holly Bramble. 

Initially, Miller and Presi- 
dent Trout tried to use a 1988 
self-study as justification fornot 
reneging our contracts. This 
unpublished — and 
unreviewed — study claimed: 
"The students would be better 
served by full-timecoaches who 
have a complete investment in 
the college." 

That rationale, of course, 
did not stand up to scrutiny for 
a number of reasons. Both ten- 
nis teams were successful on 
the court (6 straight NCAA 
Tournament Appearances, 7 
MAC Championships, 11 All 
Americans, Washington 
College's only National Cham- 
pion, player of the year in Di vi- 
See "Wyman," page 9 



From "Shields/' page 3 

all the acorns one season, then 
fewer acoms will bcaround the 
next year to meet the increase 
in squirrel population. So, the 
squirrels will starve until the 
next year when more acorns 
will grow because of the short- 
age of squirrels, and so on, and 
so on, and so on. 

Alright already! I had 
eighth grade biology, I tell them, 
lean understands viciouscircle. 
But they continue, telling me 
every beast has a predator, ex- 
cept for man. Man kills sense- 
lessly, they preach, man kills 
needlessly. Manisthecorrupter 
in a beautiful natural balance. 
Man feels he is above nature 
becausenaturcdocsn't kill man. 

Tell that to the folks in So- 
malia, you Amy Carter 
wannabes. Tell that to the 
thousands devastated by the 
hurricane in Florida. Tell that 
to the mailman with the pitbull 
dangling from his ankle. Let 
me toss you in a lion cage 
around feeding time and have 
you tell it to my buddy Leo. 
Nature kills people, okay? 

Let's go back to this 
"dominance thing" What these 
flakes arc saying is, man equals 
all that is bad in this world 
(Man=Bad). Dominance is bad 
because it gives one party an 
unfair advantage in the vicious 
circle. See folks, man isn't a 
part of nature in the 
vegetarianist manifesto. They 
believe that man, after being 
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turbance to the natural ecosys- 
tem of the planet. Thus, man is 
an evil alien force from outer 
space. Okay, now you're 
thinking I'm totally whacked 
but this is what vegetarianism 
is all about. Really, I've done 
research that'll back this up. 

For instance, let me start at 
the top of the heap with the 
ones that don'teatyeast ordairy 
products, the full blown ortho- 
dox vegetarians that refer to 
themselves as "Vegans." Sure, 
you say, the root word of Vegan 
is vegetable. Wrong! Vegans 
claim, in secrecy (only amongst 
fellow Vegans) to be from Vega 
(As an American claims to be 
from America, African— Af- 
rica). So where is Vega, you 
ask? And they're not talking 
Vega, Texas, pal! Go out on a 
starry night and you can see 
Vega quite clearly. It is the 
brightest star in the constella- 
tion Lyra. Think I'm wacko 
now? Of course not, it's right 
there in the sky for everyone to 
see. By trying to conform to the 
planet Earth's natural balance 
they are admitting to a fear of 
little blue men from outer space. 
Keep in mind that a lot of this 
isn't told to beginner vegetar- 
ians; I don't want you to think 
that all followersof vegetarian- 
ism are running around shit- 
scared of UFOs. It's not as 
simple as a fear of spacemen. 
Their fear is far more powerful 
than that. This is the fear of a 
pagan god they'redealing with. 

I hopeyou're followingme; 
it's no accident I said "littleblue 
mcn"inthelastparagraph. Yes, 
they're blue. I'm sure allot you 
have met one of those watered- 
down, bottom of the heap, 
quasi-vegetarians that says, 
"Oh, I'm not really a vegetar- 
ian. I just don't eat Red Meat." 
Who else doesn't eat red meat 
and is shit scared of a blue man? 
Yep, you got it, Hare Krishnas! 
The Hindu god Krishna is blue 



and doesn' t allow his followers 
to eat cows. 

You must see it now: like 
Mount Shasta, the star Vega 
also gives of f cosmic energy and 
that is why the inner circles of 
the Order of Vegetarianists 
Uniting Mankind chose thestar 
as their Mecca, and Krishna is 
their god. 

I'll interject here for a sec- 
ond to clarify my reasoning a 
bit more. Pork products aren't 
Kosher. Now if the Jews 
thought God was blue, then I 
might think they were pig wor- 
shippers. But this is a totally 
different matter. Jews, as far as 
I can tell, don't much care for 
pigs. Hindus, however, like to 
dress cows up like people and 
talk to them, really. This friend 
of mine who studied Eastern 
religions at BYU told me about 
it, pal. Xenophobic I am not. 

Suzanne Vega isn't inno- 
cent either. It's like being 
named Suzanne Krishna or 
even Suzanne Satan. This 
shouldn't be taken lightly. The 
woman is evil. A song like 
"Luka" is much like a Not Dog: 
phony, stupid and leaves a bad 
taste in your mouth. And just 
what is Luka? The planet orbit- 
ing Vega? Keep an eye on this 
dame, pal, it might just save 
your life. 

Here's theclincher, though. 
I'm about to let you in on why 
some Eastern god doesn't want 
you to eat meat, why vegetar- 
ians use extremist tactics to 
convert thousands to Vegetari- 
anism, and why from the cen- 
ter of Hinduism, faux meat 
products were formulated to 
be a baited hook to profoundly 
affect the lives of thousands. I 
risk death exposing this atroc- 
ity much in the way Salmon 
Rushdicdid before me. Forthis 
is the sickest and most totally 
demented conspiracy ever to 
surface in print (and it's true by 
the way): if you take a minute 
to think about what kinds of 




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realize that for the most part we 
only eat the flesh of herbivores: 
cows, rabbits, chickens, horses 
(Yes, people eat horse.). Only 
in backass third world countries 
and a few oriental restaurants, 
do they serve the flesh of car- 
nivores such as cats and dogs. 
Herbivores taste better than 
carnivores. I'm sure you're fol- 
lowing me now. 

The plight of vegetarians 
the world over is TO MAKE 
HUMAN FLESH TASTE BET- 
TER! This is the honest truth! 
I'd be an idiot to put my life on 
the line like this if it were a 
hoax. I don't need some psy- 
chopathic,shaved headed, robe 
and sandal wearing religious 
fanatic coming at me with a 
poisonous flower or an explo- 
sive tambourine willing to die 
to protect his god's dirty little 
secrets. The high-ups in the 
Vegan cult promise these disil- 
lusioned followers a position 
of power in the next life. I will 
return as a slug or something, 
of course. Religion is scary these 
days, folks. And remember, in 
risking my own life I'm trying 
to save yours. 

Today thousands of 
Krishna-Vegans have inter- 
spersed with the population 
and are spreading their twisted 
teachings to the unsuspecting. 
For example, as my associate 
Rich Linklater pointed out, 
television programs such as the 
Smurfs are desensitizing our 
nation's youth to the prospect 
of blue people (Note: theSmurfs 
don't eat meat.). As you read 
this the flesh of each and every 
vegetarian grows more tender 
and succulent to the alien 
tastebud. The spaceships are 
on their way, pal. You must 
renounce Krishna-Vega today 
and begin tolivea full life again 
out from under the oppressive 
hoof of a false deity. And you 
must do all that you can to 
prevent other good fine people 
from getting sucked into the 
undertow of this surging tsu- 
nami. 

I hope I have been able to 
shed light on the dangerous 
links between Vegetarianism, 
Hinduism, and winding up 
with an apple stuffed in your 
mouth on the plate of some 
eight armed spaceman. Re 
member, no matter what the 
Hindus may tell you, you only 
live once. Enjoy life while 
you're here; don't make it hard 
on yourself when you go to the 
refrigerator. Don'tfallforthose 
"meat-like" placebos that come 
straight from the heart of a cult 
devoted to spreading Vishnu's 
worship and filling his belly 
with tasty morsels of human 
flesh. Toss those Nature's 
Burgers in the trash and spit 
that carrot out. Don't become 
livestock. Slaughter livestock. 
Dominate. Eat meat. 



Washington College ELM 




WC Freshman 
Involved in 
Collision 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

A Washington College 
freshman and a Kent County 
High School Senior were in- 
jured last Saturday in a head- 
on collision that occurred on 
Route 213 North of 
Chestertown. 

Heather Adams, a 1992 
graduate of KCHS and current 
freshman at WC, and Todd 
Gsell, a Senior at KCHS, were 
planning to attend homecom- 
ing at the high school. The ac- 
cident happened at approxi- 
mately 8 p.m. while the couple 
was en route to Gsell's parent's 
house in Kennedyville before 
the dance. 

According to the Kent 
County News, Carey Jennings 
Winters, a 71-year-old 
Kennedyville resident, was 
traveling south on Route 213 
near Shrewsbury Church Road 
when her car veered across the 
center line and struck Gsell's 
Iruck head-on in the north- 
boundlane. The truck swerved 
off of the roadand flipped once, 
while Winters' station wagon 
spun around clockwise and 
thenstopped in the southbound 
lane. 

Adams was transported to 
the University of Maryland 
Shock Trauma Center, where 
she was treated for facial lac- 
erations and later released on 
Sunday. Gsell, who fractured 
his pelvis and severely broke 
his left foot, was first taken to 
Kent and Queen Anne's Hos- 
pital before being transferred 
to Shock Trauma. He was re- 
leased Wednesday. 

Winters was pronounced 
dead at the site of 'the accident. 
Maryland State Police did not 
say whether she died before 
losing control of her car. 

Alcohol or drugs were not 
a factor in the accident. 

"We are so fortunate that 
these kids are still alive," said 
Linda Adams, the WC student's 
mother. She added that the 
doctors and staff at Shock 
Trauma were extremely sup- 
portive and considerate. 

Because the students were 
worried about each other after 
being separated at the scene of 
tn e accident, the nurses 
wheeled Adams into Gsell's 
hospital room so that the two 
could see each other. In addi- 
tion, the helicopter pilot that 
transported Adams to Shock 
Tr auma visited her while she 
was recovering. 

Adams will beoutof school 
'or an indefinite amount of time 
while she fully recuperates at 
"« home in Chestertown. 



Alcohol Policy 



WC's Administrative Ex- 
ecutive Council met recently 
and adopted a new alcohol 
policy. The policy was pre- 
sented at the October 13 SGA 
meeting, where RAs were 
present. 

The policy marks a few 
changes to the one previously 
employed by the college and its 
current state is contingent on 
behavior by the student body. 
Under review at the end of 
the spring term is the college's 
club liquor license, which in- 
cludes the grounds of the cam- 
pus, Wilmer Park, and Hyn- 
son-Ringgold House. The re- 
view will determine any future 
alcohol policy; certain areas of 
the college may be removed 
from the umbrella protection 
of the license. 

Students' behavior in rela- 
tion to use of alcohol will deter- 
mine the outcome of that por- 
tion of the review. In other 
words, campus housing may 
be considered legally "dry" if 
many more alcohol -related in- 
cidents occur this year. 

The revised college alcohol 
policy is as follows: 

• Only beverages purchased 
in the WC Deli will be permit ted in 
HodsonHall. Student groups no 
longer will be able to provide bev- 
erage service in the dining hall, 
Hynson Lounge or the 
CoffeeHouse. Beverages may be 
taken from the Deli to other areas 
ofthebuilding. Only two alcoholic 
beverages may be purchased at a 
time. 

This statement does not 
cover private events which are 
contracted through DiningSer- 



• The sponsor of any all-cam- 
pus event in Hodson Hall will be 
required to hire an outside 'moni- 
tor' to assist at the event. A list of 
available 'monitors' will be main- 
tained by the Security Office. The 
monitors will be responsible for 
registeringnon-student guests, for 
helving to enforce alcohol policy, 
and for helping to resolve any 
problems that surface during the 
event. They will not be responsible 
for 'carding' of students; 'carding' 
will be the responsibility of the 
Deli staff. 

This rule is designed to 
keep high school students and 
other non-WC-students from 
'crashing' events held in 
HodsonHall. The monitor will 
be an impartial townsperson 
hiredat the rate of $12per hour. 
He or she will check College ID 
only; they will not check for 
age. Guests will be registered 
at the door. 

• All student social events 
must be registered with the Direc- 
tor of Student Activities. Stu- 
dents no longer will be required to 
register the amount of alcohol, if 
any, to be served at an event. In- 
stead, they will be reminded of the 
Maryland State Law in regard to 
alcohol consumption. 

Ten Tunnel's office is in 
the Student Lounge in the base- 
ment of Hodson Hall. The 
change of procedure puts the 
responsibility for control of al- 
cohol back in the hands of the 
students. 

* Each social event must have 
three student sponsors. If alcohol- 
is to be present, one of these spon- 
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At the October 5 Faculty 
Meeting, the following Mission 
Statement was adopted by the fac- 
ulty. 

Washington College as- 
pires to stimulate men and 
women to think deeply, imagi- 
natively and creatively about 
past and present civilizations, 
and to know and evaluate their 
accomplishments. To this end, 
the College seeks to develop in 
its students the habits of ana- 
lytic thought, aesthetic insight, 
ethical sensibility, and clarity 
of expression. We wish also to 
enhance those capacities that 
will be the most rewarding in 
public and private life. Among 
them are imagina Hon, openness 
and flexibility of mind, integ- 
rity, initiative, and respect for 
self and others. 

The College offers a rigor- 
ous education in the liberal arts 
through the study of the hu- 
manities, the social sciences, 
and the natural sciences. We 
ask our students to explore a 
range of disciplines, to concen- 
trate on a major academic pro- 
gram, to complete a significant 
independent project, and to 
participate broadly in activities 
outside the classroom. We be- 
lieve that this education is en- 
riched by the study of diverse 
traditions and cultures both 
wi thin and beyond our nation's 
borders. 

The qualities Washington 
College seeks to nurture are the 
products of teaching, experi- 
ence, and often friendship; they 
can neither be cultivated hast- 
ily nor accumulated merely as 
credits for classwork. 
Unhurried conversation and 



personal associations comple- 
ment instruction and study. 
Thus, the College affirms the 
importance of its residential 
tradition with its opportunities 
to engage in arts, athletics, ser- 
vice,andsocialactivities— both 
on campus and in the commu- 
nity — in the company of people 
of varied backgrounds, experi- 
ence end interests. 

Washington College seeks 
to prepare students for further 
education, responsible citizen- 
ship, productive careers, and 
satisfying leisure. In an era of 
complexity and interdepen- 
dence, we endeavor to ensure 
that our graduates will be pre- 
pared to pursue goals that con- 
tribute to theirown welfare,and 
to that of their families, com- 
munities, and the world. 



Playwright Festival 

The Baltimore Playwrights 
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missions for their twelfth sum- 
mer of original plays. The 
Festival's member theaters will 
present full productions of 
several plays during the sum- 
mer of 1993 as well as deliver 
staged readings during the 
1992-93 theater season. Both 
one-acts and full-length plays 
are accepted. The festival is 
open to any playwright who is 
a current or former residents of 
the state of Maryland. For full 
submission guidelines, please 
send an SASE to: 
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Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 

October 23 - 29 



Film Series: 



Clean and Sober 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday, and 
Monday 



Women in the Middle East 

Guest Speakers: Evelyn Accade, Mary Schmidt, Gerrine Bird 

CAC, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Middle East Symposia 



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Friday 



I'm sure there's a party, Somewhere, Tonight. 



24 

Saturday 



Brunch, Hodson Hall, 12:00p.m. Guest speaker: Captain Dining Hall 

Finish reading the ELM. Your room. After Brunch. 

Do some homework maybe. Library, After Dinner. 

Go to Miz D's, Hodson Hall, 10:00 p.m. 

Memorial Service for Ed Schroeder, Martha Washington Square, 2:30 p.m. 

Charlotte Mary Yonge Victorian Novelist: 

The Burden of a Conservative Legacy 

Guest Speaker: Audrey Fessler, O'Neill Literary House 

Tea, 4:00 p.m. &c Talk, 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the O'Neill 

Literary House Monday Series + 

Top Hat , CAC, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Dance of Film Series 

Symposia on Africa: Conflict Resolution in South Africa, Somalia and Liberia, 

Guest Speaker: William Zartman 

Democratization Trends in Africa, Guest Speaker: Donald Rothchild 

The Economic And Social Conditions in Central Africa, 

Guest Speaker: Wintham Leslie, Hynson Lounge, 8:00 p.m. 

Sponsored by The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs t 

Class: Jazz, Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
SGA Meeting, CAC, 9:00 p.m. 



25 

Sunday 

26 

Monday 



27 

Tuesday 



Performance Class, Norman James Theatre, 4:00 p.m. 

Senior Class Dinner, Hynson Lounge, 6:00 p.m. 

Class: Ballroom Dance, Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Understanding HlVjAlDS, Guest Speaker: Sylvia Silver 

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Wednesday 



29 

Thursday 



Class: Ballet Class, Dance Studio, BAJLFC, 4:30-6:00 p.m. 

Rehearsal: College Community Chorus, Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 

William James Forum: The Burning Times: The Feminine Holocaust 
CAC, 7:30 p.m. 

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Student Profile: Monique Ware 




Monique Ware, a Humanities and Spanish double major with 
a concentration in Latin American Studies, seems to constantly be 
in a good mood. Originally from Washington, D.C.,she now lives 
in Silver Spring where she graduated from Albert Einstein High 
School (not the New York medical school). Though she applied to 
nineother colleges, she chose Washington College because "there 
were lots of bricks, columns, trees and green grass. It seemed like 
the perfect learning environment for me." 

Monique's ultimate goal is to work in an embassy and 
hopefully become an ambassador. However, she also would like 
to enter International Development. Surprisingly, she added that 
even if her plans did not work out, she would not mind "working 
on a farm. It's been a great hobby of mine and I love animals." 

Last year Monique studied in Spain at the Universitas 
Nebrissensis where she took a full-load of courses concentrating in 
language, culture and economic development. Fluent in Spanish, 
she lived with a host family in Madrid. During her stay there she 
was an English tutor and realized that Spain was "not just a 
country of bullfighters and flamenco dancers. In fact, many of the 
young people hate bull -fighting." 

She also had the chance to travel via Euro-rail around Spain 
as well as to France, Italy, Switzerland and Morocco. As she 
stated, "I learned to function on three hours of sleep because my 
class schedule did not allow time for a siesta [a mid-day nap] and 
it is custom to be out from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Most of all, I learned 
how to live on vino tinto and it de tapas which is a glass of wine or 
a beer with a free appetizer — such as tuna on bread or a potato 
omelet or olives." 

A self-proclaimed "behind the scenes" person, Monique is on 
the Lectures Series and Modem Language Department Standing 
Committees of the Faculty. She also is a member of the Spanish 
Club, the International Relations Club, theZeta Tau Alpha sorority 
and the Spanish honor society, Sigma Delta Pi. In the past, 
Monique served as a dorm senator for East Hall (International 
House) and participated in the Freshman Colloquy. Presently, 
she is a resident assistant for International House and works in 
Health Services. 

Monique has excelled academically as well as socially at 
Washington with a GPA over 3.00. A Dean's List student, she is 
a George Washington Scholar and also has a Senatorial Scholar- 
ship. 

Most of Monique's free-time activities involve food. A 
dedicated vegetarian, she admits an addiction to vegetables and 
icing. An avid fan of different cultures and travelling, she 
especially enjoys trying food fromdifferentcountries. Her favorites 
include Spanish, Ethiopian, Lebanese as well as Japanese sushi- 



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Arts & Entertainment 



October 23, 1992 



prom "Connells," page 1 

than yell, yet album by album 
they extend their public out- 
reach a little further without 
jrrendering their brainy, deli- 
cate emotionalism." 

The band has toured a great 
deal the past few years, gaining 
a reputation as one of the 
South's hardest working bands. 
When asked how The Connells 
handle thepressuresof the road, 
Doug MacMillan replies, "We 
take the Bonnie Franklin/One 
Day at a Time" approach. 

In summer 1990, The 
Connells toured in Europe, 
heading to London to record 
their last album, One Simple 
Word which features "Another 
Souvenir" and "Waiting My 
Turn." One of the strongest 
independent releases that year, 
the album spent 200 weeks the 
Billboards Top 200 and was in 
the Top 5 on Gavin, CMJ, 
Rockpool, Hard Report and 
Album Network. 

A favorite of the popular 
Washington, D.C. and Mary- 
land alternative music station 
WHFS and of college campuses 
across the United States, The 
Connells will storm WC No- 
vember 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the 
BAJLFC. Ticket sales for stu- 
dents, faculty and staff will be 
in the CoffeeHouse Friday Oc- 
tober 23 and Monday October 

Cost is $8.00 and may be 
charged to one's I.D. number. 
There is a limit of 2 tickets, ad- 
ditional passes available for 
! $12.00. 

Tickets for the general 
public will be available for 
532.00 to those 1 8 years or older 
from October 27-October 29. 
Though tickets will be avail- 
able at the door the night of the 
concert, they are expected to 
quickly sell-out. Be sure to buy 
your tickets early. 



Symposium: Africa 
in Transition 



Pat Geissel 



Staff Writer 

Africa today understands 
the phrase "growing pains" 
more than any other continent. 
After the long struggle to oust 
Colonial rule, the new coun- 
tries are expected to create na- 
tion states in less than 50 years. 
African borders created on pa- 
per during the Colonial era did 
not take tribal territories or 
natural boundaries into ac- 
count. Imperialism concerned 
itself with commerce, not the 
indigenous population. The 
infrastructure left behind did 
not connect cities and villages 
for travel, but rather factories 
and ports to export goods. 

The Imperial powers ex- 
ported the natural resources 
and the wealth of each country, 
creating an agricultural com- 
munity whose land was ruined 
by cashcropsand whose people 
are plagued by famine today. 

The "growing pains" of 
Africa will be addressed in the 
second annual African Sympo- 
sium. Featuring three guest 
speakers, the lectures will ex- 
amine examine in detail the 
reasons behind Africa's 
troubles. 

The first speaker, Dr. Wil- 
liam Zartman, will speak on 
the Conflict Resolution in South 
Africa, Somalia and Liberia. Di- 
rector of the African Studies 
Program at the Johns Hopkins 
Universi ty, School of Ad vanced 
International Studies, Zartman 
has been a consultant to the 
United States State Department 
since 1961. He has received 
numerous research grants in 



political science, including one 
from the Social Science Re- 
search Council to study Tuni- 
sian succession and democrati- 
zation. 

He has served on various 
editorial boards, and is pres- 
ently working with Negotiation 
Journal. A prolific writer, his 
most recent book, Mediation in 
Middle East Conflicts, was pub- 
lished in 1987. 

The second speaker, Pro- 
fessor Donald Rothchild of 
University of California at 
Davis, will talk about Democra- 
tization Trends in Africa. 
Rothchild is president of the 
African Studies Association at 
the Bookings Institution and has 
served as a faculty member at 
universities in Uganda, Kenya, 
Zambia and Ghana. 

He has written and edited 
several books concerning race 
and politics in Africa, his latest 
work entitled, Politics and Soci- 
ety in Contemporary Africa. 

The final speaker will be 
Dr. Winsome Leslie. An Afri- 
can Studies professor at Johns 
Hopkins University, School for 
Advanced International Stud- 
ies, Leslie also is a professor of 
political science and interna- 
tional relations at American 
University, School of Interna- 
tional Service and School of 
Public Affairs. His talk will 
cover The Economic and Social 
Conditions in Central Africa. 

Since 1985, Leslie has been 
a consultant to the African De- 
velopment Foundation and 
AMEX International. 

The talks will be held con- 
secutively and will begin at 8:00 
p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. 



Fessler Explores the 
Victorian Woman 



During the Victorian age, 
many writers were influenced 
bytheironmoralityofthattime. 
Perhaps Charlotte Mary 
Yonge's work best represents 
the time period with her strict 
adherence to strict religious 
morales. Yonge's writings are 
the focus of Professor Audrey 
Fessler's talk Charlotte Mary 
Young, Victorian Novelist: The 
Burden of a Conservative Legacy 
for the October 26 Monday Se- 
ries at the O'Neill Literary 
House. 

Fessier describes Yonge 
with great respect, saying, "she 
was an interesting literary fig- 
ure. She was a women of great 
intellectualcapacity and energy 
and devoted much of her time 
to publishing and writing her 
work." 

A devoted Anglican, Yonge 
was the personal pupil of John 
Keble, a leader of the Oxford 
Movement which campaigned 
for the return of the Anglican 
Church to its Catholic roots. 
Though his conservative ideals 
of a patristic hierarchy in the 
church and strict male domi- 
nance in greater society had 
become dated by the time 
Yonge was born, she still iden- 
tified with his cause. She em- 
bodied Keble's ideas in her 
writings, especially in her ear- 
lier works. However, as time 
passed and the Oxford Move- 
ment ended, Yonge's female 



characters steadily gained 
greater personal autonomy and 
intellectual freedom. 

Yonge's canon consists of 
200 volumes and includes a 
history of Christian names as 
well as a plethora of novels and 
children stories. The daughter 
of strict Anglican parents, she 
only was allowed to publish 
her work anonymously and had 
to donate all proceeds to church 
causes. Her first novel, T/jc Heir 
of Red Clyffe, had a distinct 
Christian ethos and was a fa- 
vorite of troops in theCrimeran 
War. 

Yonge's popularity as a 
writer dwindled as the Victo- 
rian era came to a close. To- 
wards the end of her career, she 
recognized that her ideas had 
become dated and her writing 
had grown increasingly senti- 
mental for the "old days" of 
conservatism. Ironically, 
Yonge's death was in 1901, the 
same year as Queen Victoria's , 
which marked the end of the 
Victorian Era. 

Theconservati ve themes in 
Yonge's novohThe Daisy Chain, 
published 1856; The Clever 
Woman of the Family, published 
1871; and her last novel, The 
Modern Broods, published in 
1901, will be examined in detail 
at the lecture which will begin 
at 4:30 p.m., preceded by tea at 
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Psych Department Discusses Neuroscience Program 

Review Reveals Need for Two More Faculty Members 



This week's article on the 
Psychology Department concludes 
our three-part report of the de- 
partments reviewed last year. 

The Psychology Depart- 
ment, cited by Rugg's Recom- 
mendationsasa selectivemajor 
at WC, was reviewed in March 
of 1992. Although the review 
itself only lasted about two 
days, the preparations for it 
began nearly a year earlier, 
during the previous summer. 

Dr. George Spilich, Chair 
of the department, was in- 
formed by the Dean's Office 
(headed by John Taylor at the 
time) that their department 
could expect an evaluation. 
Spilich met with the Dean and 
formulated ideas with him 
about the format of the review. 
The college was still devising 
the format at that time, said 
Spilich. 

One of the first and most 
important steps in the process 
was to choose the evaluation 
team. The department worked 
with Dean Taylor and Presi- 
dent Charles H. Trout in 
choosing the team. 

"The idea was that the de- 
partment would suggest some 
names and the administration 
would evaluate that list," said 
Spilich. "We all agreed on a 
bias towards liberal arts 
people." 

In other words, a professor 



from a college or university 
"whose psychology depart- 
ment is larger than our entire 
faculty," said Spilich, wouldn't 
bemuchhelpin examining WC. 
"A Department should see 
a problem, see something they 
want to work on, and view this 
[the evaluation process] as a 
free consultation," said Spilich. 
The department had been 
considering the possibility of a 
concentration in behavioral 
neuroscience for quite some 
time, and the addition of 
Michael Kerchner to the psy- 
chology faculty was pointed out 
by President Trout to the Board 
of Visitors and Governors (at 
their September 1 1 meeting) as 
a step in the right direction. 

After considering a list of 
about 1 candidates for the team 
based on the above criteria, the 
list was narrowed down to Don 
Tyrrell of Franklin & Marshall, 
Charles Sorenson of Amherst, 
and John Nyby of Lehigh. 

President Trout suggested 
the first two candidates, "and 
we viewed these suggestions 
with interest," Spilich said. 
Trout had undergone a review 
of the neuroscience program at 
Colgate (his former school) and 
had worked with and been 
impressed by these two men, 
said Spilich. 

The process outlined by the 
Dean's office included compil- 
ing thecourse lists, faculty vita, 



and representative syllabi be- 
forehand and mailing these 
documents, along with a copy 
of the college catalog, to team 
members about a month before 
they were to arrive on campus. 

Also included with these 
documents were the resul ts of a 
self-study put together by the 
psychology department. The 
Dean's office provides the 
questions, which include what 
Spilich terms "current process" 
information and "outcomes" 
information. 

Current process data in- 
volves the curriculum (how is 
it working, and how does it fit 
in with the liberal arts educa- 
tion?) and personnel problems 
(are there enough faculty in the 
department, and do the current 
professors meet the needs of 
the students?). Outcome data 
involves alumni. 

There was a third docu- 
ment included which was not 
only not required, but above 
and beyond the call of duty. 
"If s hard to know what's ap- 
propriate for a department 
when you're within the de- 
partment itself," said Spilich. 
For example, such statistics as 
average class size and budget 
for the psych library are rela- 
tively meaningless unless they 
are compared with other 
schools, he said. 

Toward this end, during the 
fall semester of last year,Spilich 



and the other psych faculty de- 
signed a questionnaire sent to 
96 "good, small, liberal arts 
colleges." 

These colleges were chosen 
by using the Oberlin Report on 
Excellence in Science as a 
source, supplementing that list 
with other 2/B Group schools, 
those which compare to WC in 
salary, financial aid, and other 
considerations. 

Spilich received an 80 per- 
cent response to the survey, 
finding out what other psych 
departments nationwide were 
doing in such areas as teaching 
load, equipment funds, and 
types of labs. 

"In some places we were 
doing much better than the 
average, while there were some 
places we were far, far behind," 
he said. 

Both the evaluation team 
and the administration got the 
results before the review, said 
Spilich. He is currently work- 
ing on an article about the re- 
sults of this survey. 

On the first day of the 
team's arrival in March, the de- 
partment met the team and 
showed them the facilities in 
and outside of Dunning. The 
team decided what their focii 
would be, and prepared for the 
next day. 

Day two consisted of inter- 
views. Evaluators met with 
Dean Taylor, President Trout, 



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interviewed each faculty meit* 
ber separately without the de- 
partment head or any adminis- 
trators present, and they at- 
tended classes. 

The psych department also 
added a component they con- 
sidered to be just as important 
as any other: meetings with 
students, again with no admin- 
istra tors and no faculty present. 

Two exit interviews oc- 
curred the next day, with the 
Dean and with Psych Chair 
Spilich, and the report arrived 
about a month later. 

One of the strongest con- 
siderations was that of the neu- 
roscience program; however, 
the department is reviewingits 
entire curriculum. "We think 
we can simplify and streamline 
it," said Spilich. 

Another concern was a 
personnel problem, not in 
quality, but quantity. "To serve 
the current student body, nol 
even allowing for an increased 
size, we need two additional 
faculty," Spilich said. "In thes 
times, it is difficult — I would 
say the odds are zero. 

"We've been asking for 
faculty for the last five years 
The administration has come 
to the point of saying, 'we see 
your problem, but these are 
hard economic times.'" 



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From "Security," page 1 

security officers. 

"Dorms are secured in the 
evening hours," said Roderick, 
between 10 and 11 p.m. on 
weeknightsand between 1 1 and 
12 on weekends. "It has be- 
come a full-time job for the staff 
to secure buildings ... within 15 
minutes, the doors are 
propped." 

"Is locking outside doors 
important or not?" Roderick 
asked. "We like to think of 
dormitories as houses — not 
many people go to bed with the 
front door wide open." 

Several crimes have oc- 
curred this year after doors were 
locked, Roderick said. "How 
many times have you propped 
a door open, or passed by a 
propped door without [closing 
it]? How many times have you 
held a door for someoneyou do 
not know?" 

Attacks often involve 
propped doors and unlocked 
room doors. Roderick briefly 
detailed a few recent incidents 
(from the past several years) 
which involved violent as- 
saults. 

In 1980 a violent rape oc- 
curred on Caroline third floor. 
The attacker was apprehended 
and sentenced to 50 years in 
prison. He entered through a 
propped door. 

An attempted rape oc- 
curred on third floor Minta 
Martin in the Fall of 1987. The 
man was in the building as a 
guest of a resident of first floor. 
In the third, the attack oc- 
curred at 6 p.m. In 1990, a man 
who was drunk and "high on 
some controlled substance," 
said Roderick, entered first floor 
Wicomico and began to pick 



fights with theresidents. When 
the RA appeared, the man as- 
saulted him and was then ap- 
prehended by Security. 

Thefts of money, bikes, 
stereos, etc. are also common 
where rooms are frequently left 
unlocked. Potential attackers 
or thieves will often enter a 
building through a propped 
door and then try all the doors 
on a hall until they find one 
that's open. 

"Our first line of defense is 
the outside doors and the locks 
on those doors. When they are 
not utilized, we become vul- 
nerable," Roderick said. 

He added that he hopes one 
day to install electronic devices 
which would allow access to 
residents only. 

Comments from those 
present: 

• EveZartman, sophomore 
class president, suggested a 
student watch, wherein groups 
of four students patrol campus 
on weekend nights. 

• Kevin Lawner, Kent 
Dorm Senator, suggested a page 
system in girls' dorms. There 
would be electronic monitors, 
and students would be paid to 
man main entrances. 

• Social Chair Sam 
Clements suggested phones be 
installed outside residence halls 
to allow visitors to call the 
resident of the dorms and ask 
to be let in. (It would also allow 
people who were locked out of 
the building to call security). 

• Eleanor Shriver, RA on 
third floor Reid, added that "it 
is not the Security's responsi- 
bility 100 percent ... to continue 
to spend a good deal of their 
manhourspickingupafterwho 
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worse." 

• Several RAs mentioned 
outside doors that simply do 
not lock correctly. 

• SGA Vice-President 
Christy Albright reminded 
dorm residents to lock their 
room doors "there you have 
total control over your room 
when you go to sleep." 

• Off-campus senator Jane 
Kennedy stated that there are a 
few dorms which have room 
doors that can be "carded." "I 
never carried my room key. I 
carried my ID card," she said. 

• Faculty Advisor J. David 
Newell suggested installing 
chains on these doors to ensure 
residents' safety at night. 

• Senior Class President 
Whitney Myrus suggested 
making certain doors, such as 
thoseontheendsofKentHouse, 
alarmed fire doors which can 
only be used as exits (and 
therefore could not be 
propped). 

• Sophomore Class Presi- 
dent Max Walton asked what's 
being done to keep non-WC- 
students off campus. 

"Although we are on pri- 
vate property, said Roderick, 
we're open to the public. ... We 
restrictaccesstothedormitories 
to residents and their guests, 
but often it is difficult to tell 
who's a guest and who is not." 
SGAPresidentJen DelNero 
added that if i t looks suspicious, 
it probably is suspicious,and to 
call Security at 778-7810 or ext. 
7810. 

A reminder: at night, there 
is often only one guard onduty. 
When calling, youshouldallow 
seven rings before the office 
phone switches to the walkie- 
talkie, and a few more before 
the guard can answer it. 

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sion HI tennis, and a combined 
record of 233-63) and in the 
classroom (3 Academic All 
Americans and a team GPA 
above 3.0). And both of us cer- 
tainly had "a complete invest- 
ment in the college." I have 
been a member of the 
Chestertown community for 
over 20 years, am a parent of a 
Washington College student 
and was a member of the 1782 
Society. Mrs. Bramble is a 
Washington College graduate, 
served on the College's Hall of 
Fame Committee and also has 
been a resident of Kent County 
for 22 years. 

When the validity of the 
self-study was found to be 
wanting. Miller then restored a 
totallybaselessself-reportofthe 
tennis programs to the NCAA 
as a pretext for the termination 
of our contracts. The Athletic 
Director ignored evidentiary 
standards and due process re- 
quirements in formulating a 
case based upon hearsay rather 
than documentation. 

Miller's conclusions that 
NCAA violations occurred 
were unsubstantiated, untrue 
and formulated only to use as 
an excuse for my termination. 
As Miller once told me, "what 
people perceive to be true is 
moreimportantthan the truth." 
If rugby was an NCAA sport, I 
am sure Miller would fabricate 
some violations. 

It should be noted that de- 
spite all the inferences, rumors 
and innuendoes, there were no 
penalties or sanctions imposed 
by the NCAA upon any player 
or the institution. As S. David 
Berst, the NCAA's Executive 
Directorfor Enforcementwrote 
to me on July 1, 1992, "the 
NCAA received the College's 
report and elected to take no 



further action." 

It appears obvious that 
Miller simply did not want me 
as tennis coach justas he appar- 
ently does not want rugby as a 
' collegiate sport. His private 
agenda concerning rugby is 
hauntingly similar to the pri- 
vate vendetta he carried out 
against Mrs. Bramble, myself 
and our programs. The 
College's legal counsel admit- 
ted Miller began keeping a file 
on me two weeks after he be- 
came Athletic Director in 1987. 
Mr. Engel seemingly put 
considerable time and effort 
into making rugby a success, 
just as I did with tennis. Unfor- 
tunately, as Board member 
Betty Casey wrote to meduring 
the tennis controversy, "no 
good deed goes unpunished" 
with Miller in charge. 

Our best hope for restoring 
the integrity of the Washington 
College Athletic Department 
would seem to lie with the re- 
moval of Mr. Miller. Of course, 
with his record of controversy 
and double-dealing, who 
would hire him? 

Fred Wyman 

Men's Tennis Coach 1985-1991 



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2. Traci Castello 

3. Caron Woodward 

4. Heather Coursey 

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Sports 



Washington College ELty 



Soccer Takes 
Two in a Row 



J.ison Ronst.idt 



Staff Writer 

After an extended hiatus, 
the Shoremen soccer squad has 
returned to the win column in 
dramatic fashion. Since the 
last issue of the ELM, the 



Chad "I have no nickname" 
Wheatly, and Rory "Why yes, 
they are Guess jeans" Conway. 
Although these four goal scor- 
ers played an integral part in 
the team's victory, it would be 
spitting in the face of one hun- 
dred years of soccer tradition if 







Rory Conway, with all the grace of a gazelle, goes stride for stride, 
forcing his way past a defender 



Shoremen have taken to the 
field five times. Washington 
dropped the first three contests 
in what hasbeen the trademark 
heartbreaking, nail biting script 
of many of their defeats. These 
games included a 2-0 loss to 
Western Maryland, a game 
much of the team would like to 
forget against N.C Wesleyan, 
and a controversial double 
overtime loss to Ursinus in 
which a tieing Shoremen goal 
with two minutes left to play 
was disallowed due to a shaky 
offside call by the referee. 

But while heartbreaking 
losses have been a trade mark 
for this year's team, so has in- 
testinal fortitude. The very next 
game the Shoremen bounced 
back, bearing Marymount Col- 
lege 4-2. Coal scorers included 
Cliff 'That guy's a " Howell, 
Shawn 'The Colonel" Clink, 



the efforts of one Charlie "Love" 
Linehan where not recognized. 
This wily senior, hailing from 
Baltimore, Maryland, collected 
an assist which can only be de- 
scribed as whimsical. It was a 
skillful maneuver which con- 
jured up shades of other pass- 
ing greats like Magic Johnson 
and Diego Maradonna. 

After Marymount, the 
Shoremen continued their 
winning ways at Gallaudet 
University. The victory came 
in dramatic fashion from the 
foot of freshman Jonathan 
Johnson, who fired homea pass 
from Chris "Flea" Kleberg near 
the end of overtime. Rory 
Conway added the other two 
goals as Washington collected 
its second straight victory. The 
Shoremen face Widener on the 
21st of October, and host 
Goucher on the 24th. 



Volleyball Picks Up 
Another Win 



Tyler McCarthy 
Staff Cheeseball 



The W.C. Slammers re- 
cently suffered a tough loss to 
MAC rival Western Maryland 
last Wednesday evening, 
bringing their overall MAC 
record down to 1-3. They still, 
however, have high hopes of 
improving their conference 
standing and quite a few op- 
portunities remain to do so as 
Franklin & Marshall, 
Haverford, & Johns Hopkins 
lie ahead. 

Following this tough bout, 
the Shorewomen got back on 
the right foot and began a sea- 
son-ending homestead thispast 
Tuesday night when they met 
up with Wilmington, the first 
of eight straight home games, 
and won by a score of 3 games 
to 2. In game one, they started 
out with a 14-7 deficit as Julie 
Dill stepped up to serve. Dill 
served up an ace on her first 
attempt and then continued to 
rompon her opponents scoring 
8 straight points. Beverly Diaz 
was fast on the scene as well, 
scoring4 unanswered points to 
win the game 18-16. 

The Sho'women fell in the 
second game 15-7, but were 
quick to recover in the third, 
winning 15-13 and improving 
their overall record to 8-17. 



Key players for the 
Sho'women were Jen Dixon, 
who leads the team with 125 
digs and 225 kills; Julie Dill, 
who has grabbed 121 digs and 
115 kills; and Beverly Diaz, who 
has 240 assists on the season. 

The Sho'women hosted St. 



Mary's yesterday (to be cov- 
ered next week) and are jj 
vol vedina quad matchat home 
tomorrow. Distinguished 
guests include Haverford 
Marymount, and Catholic' 
Matches will begin at 1:00 p.m 
so be there! 




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This past weekend the 
Washington College crew team 
headed north to compete in the 
prestigious Head of the Charles 
Regatta. The women's varsity 
team and the men'slight weight 
single were scheduled to race. 
The women's squad competed 
in a field of 32 collegiate teams 
and rowing clubs. The teams 
represented were from all over 
the country. The Atlanta RC, 
Baltimore RC, and Bucknell 
University were just a few. 
Washington finished an im- 
pressive ninth out of thirty-two 
withatimeof 18:29. Theoverall 
winner was Connecticut Col- 
lege with a time of 17:58. Also 
racing over the weekend was 
Ray Hemdon in the lightweight 
single division. He raced 
against the top thirty-five 
singlesin the nation. The results 
of that race have not yet been 
posted. The team returns to 
action tomorrow as they travel 
to Philadelphia to race in the 
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. 
Good Luck! 




Sophomore Tonya Howell strokes the Women 's Eight under a br0$* 
on the Head of the Charles River in Boston , Mass. 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



1I_ 

October 23, 1992 



Field Hockey Rounds out 
Season Tomorrow 



Rp nee Guckert 
Staff Writer 

Washington College field 
hockey faced a difficult two 
weeks of play recently, emerg- 
ing victorious in just one out of 
four games. The first of four 



goal deflected into the cage by 
freshman Kouri Coleman and 
assisted by Marie Mohler. 

Things began to look up for 
the WC squad as they traveled 
a few days later to Randolph 
Macon College and secured a 
1-0 win. Despite the effects of a 




Amy Barrell waxes a defender and makes faces in mockery of her 
"chump-like" opponent 



attempts at victory came at 
Haverford College, a strong 
contender for the MAC play- 
offs. The teams appeared 
?venly matched at half time 
with the ball traveling to both 
offensive ends and a score that 
remained tied 0-0. In the sec- 
ond half, however, Haverford 
outshot Washington 9-4, scor- 
ing three goals versus WC's lone 



slow field, Washington played 
a passing game using their links 
asoptions to send the ball across 
field and shooting with every 
chance they had. Once again, 
the teams were tied 0-0 at the 
half, but WC came back, 
outshooting Randolph Macon 
14-5 in the second half. Junior 
Liz Olivere scored unassisted 
for the Shorewomen with 7:36 



Tennis Looks To 
Spring Competition 



ii&LO'Hara 



Staff Writer 

The last hurrah for the 
Washington College Netters 
|°° k place at the Millersville 
Invitational in Pennsylvania 
tn 'spastweekend. Thefallsea- 
■fcnfor the team wasquite short, 
N the matches prepared them 
' 0r future action in their '93 
b P n 'ng season. 

The number one player for 
,he Shoremen, Trevor Hurd, 
w *s seeded second for the tour- 
^ent in Flight A. He was 
to make his way to the 
na] s, but did not come out on 
'- losing to the first seeded 
P |fl yer 6-3, 6-2. Carlos Nuno 
r a s seeded second in Flight B 
^ worked his way to the semi- 
s's where he let go and lost 



by a score of 6-1, 6-4. Deepak 
Raja had a good match with his 
opponent, but lost in the first 
round as did Emilio Bogado. 
Tom McLemore, however, was 
not ousted until the second 
round. 

In doubles action, there was 
much tennis excitement as 
Bogado and Nuno paired up, 
but lost in the first round 2-6, 6- 
4,6-2. McLemore and Raja, the 
second dynamic duo, also lost 
in the first round, 6-1, 6-4. 

This abrupt but telling Fall 
season has allowed the Netters 
to compete at various levels, 
preparing them for the more 
crucial Spring season. There 
wasmuch potential seen, and it 
will be quite evident when the 
Shoremen start out with a bang 
in the Spring. 



left in the game. 

Long time rival Johns 
Hopkins University emerged 
victorious last Wednesday with 
a score of 2-1 against the 
Shorewomen. Liz Olivere came 
through once again for Wash- 
ington, securing her fourth goal 
of the season. Goalie Brigid 
DeVries acquired seventeen 
saves in the contest against the 
Blue Jays. DeVries' raw instinct 
and experience shined through 
that day, blocking more than a 
handful of powerful shots by 
the Blue Jays. 

As WC hockey traveled to 
Mary Washington last Satur- 
day, their hopes were high, bu t 
Mary Washington's skill and 
determination overpowered 
Washington's players. The 
Eagles scored twice in the first 
half and outshot the 
Shorewomen 12-2. Realizing 
that they were playing too much 
defense and not enough attack, 
Washington pushed its for- 
wards down the field with the 
help of center link Amy 
McCleary and halfback Jen 
Hanifee. Renee Guckert took a 
drive in the circle off a back 
pass from Liz Olivere, scoring 
for the Shorewomen with 30:09 
left in the second half. Mary 
Washington scored again, 
however, with 8:42 left to play, 
giving them a 3-1 win. 

TheShore women face their 
final challenge of the '92 season 
tomorrowat Western Maryland 
at 1:00. Wish the team luck 
againsttheir final opponentand 
look for the results of that game 
and the match-up versus Wid- 
ener in next week's issue. 



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O.K.,forgetit,wegiveupon the Redskins. But,howaboutthe 
Dolphins and the ever so agile Dan Marino. 6-0 BABY! IN YER 
FACE! Oh, and in case you were unaware the Bird Man recently 
had a B-Day, the big 2-0. Too bad, no drunkin' bar scene for you 
for a whooole nother year, (at least not legally that is) Suck it! 

Hey Conway, we gave you Newt's POW, happy now? We 
know you lead the team in goals, assists, and overall points but, 
honestly, we really don't care! But we must give credit where 
creditisdueand Rory Conwayby far surpasses all POW standards. 
This kid from Delaware skipped out on soccer play his freshman 
and sophomore year and has come on to lead in all offensive 
categories this year. He has been the offensive spark in the past 
two victories, improving his stats with a hat trick minus one 
versus Gallaudet and another stinger in the Marymount win. 
Good Job CHUMP! (P.S.- Isn't it cute we have you and your 
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Scores 



Men's Soccer 
Washington 
Western Md. 



Washington 
Ursinus 

Washington 
Marymount 

Washington 
Gallaudet 

Field Hockey 

Washington 

Haverford 

Washington 
Randy Macon 

Washington 
J.H.U. 

Washington 
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Washington 
Widener 

Volleyball 

Washington 

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Once agin "Frigid" Brigid Devries (keeper at center), former Newt's POW, has stolen our attention in this action photo which captures the 
heart and soul of such a fine athlete. Devries has managed 157 saves over the teams past 12 games and maintains an unprecedented .873 save 

percentage. Nice job Frigid! 



Rory Conway: Newt's Player of the Week 



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Volume 63 Number Nine • October 30, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



Library and Lit House Celebrate Saturday 
John Barth to Read "Browsing" on Family Day 



College Woman Assaulted 
Behind Reid Dormitory 



Tomorrow, Saturday Oc- 
tober 31, is Family Day. This 
coincides with the Miller Li- 
brary Celebration, celebrating 
the shelving of the 200,000th 
volume in the Clifton M. Miller 
Library. 

Family Day events begin at 
10 a.m. with a discussion mod- 
erated by President Charles H. 
TroutandDeanGeneWubbels. 
"Washington College on its 
Way Toward the New Century" 
will take place in Norman James 
Theatre. 

At 11:15, the Miller Library 
Celebration begins on the Li- 
brary Terrace. The keynote 
speaker is acclaimed Novelist 
John Barth. A Dorchester 
County native, Barth is a pro- 
fessor of English and Creative 
Writing at the Johns Hopkins 
University. 

He is the author of numer- 
ous books, including Chimera, 
which won the National Book 
Award for fiction in 1973, and 
The Last Voyage of Somebody the 
Sailor, just released this year. 

Barth will read "Browsing," 
a new work written for and 
commissioned by Washington 
College. 

Other honored guests in- 
clude Lucille Wallop, an East- 



ern Shore playwright and 
widow of the late novelist 
Douglass Wallop; Jonathan 
Segal, a 1 966 WC graduate who 



lating to Maryland has pro- 
vided the 200,000th book for 
Miller Library. 

The volume is a signed. 




Novelist John Barth 



is now senior editor at Alfred 
A. Knopf; and John Danz, the 
Baltimore businessman whose 
generousdonation of books re- 



first-edition copy of H.L. 
Mencken's Treatise on the Gods. 

See "Family/' page 13 



CoffeeHouse Interim Project Begins 



Amanda Burt 



News Editor 

Revamping the 

CoffeeHouse will complete the 
second phase of the Hodson 
Hall Renovation Project, which 
is designed to improve the 
basement of Hodson Hall so 
that it offers a "common place" 
for students to meet. The first 
phase was completed last year 
when the old bookstore was 
transformed into a study 



lounge. 

A committee has been 
formed by the SG A to organize 
the Hodson Hall Interim 
Project, whose focus it is to make 
the CoffeeHouse as functional 
as possible for students until 
renovations to that area can 
proceed as planned. 

While the Hodson Hall 
Renovation Project has been 
under consideration since the 
1989-90 academic year, which 
w as Douglass Cater's last year 
a s President of the college, it 



has been slow to complete be- 
cause of insufficient funding. 

When the basement reno- 
vations in Hodson are com- 
pleted, the CoffeeHouse and 
Snack Bar will be a combined 
space, and there will be an 
ou tdoor amphitheatre designed 
for concerts. 

SG APresident Jen Del Nero 
said that she is particularly 
concerned with the status of 
the renovations to the 
CoffeeHouse. 'The space is 
crucial," she said. "It's the one 
centerpoint for students to meet 
socially, and it's been neglected 
for a while." 

The problem of what to do 
with the CoffeeHouse while 
renovations are delayed is an 
issue that hasbeen passed down 
through SGA administrations. 
Del Nero said that this year the 
SGA is not willing to sit idle 
and wait for the changes to oc- 
cur. 

"Renovations are some- 
thing that students want and 



are expecting, and the longer 
renovations are delayed, the 
greater jeopardy we put WC 
social life in," she said. 

Del Nero added that SGA, 
Student Affairs and Student 
Activities haveall worked hard 
to do away with the image of 
WC as a "suitcase college," and 
the success of their work de- 
pends on the completion of the 
Hodson Hall renovations. 

The idea for the Hodson 
Hall Interim Project originated 
with students concerned with 
the viability and status of the 
CoffeeHouse. When word was 
spread about the project, an 
anonymous donor gave $2,500 
to provide supplies to make the 
CoffeeHouse functional until 
renovations begin. 

"The idea of the interim 
project] isn't to make the 
CoffeeHouse 'nice,'" she said. 
"We want to do something with 
that space that will draw stu- 

See "Coffee/' page 13 



J. Tarin Towers 

Editor-in-Chief 

Lacy Frazer, Assistant Field 
Hockey Coach and resident of 
Reid Hall, was the victim of a 
non-violent sexual assault on 
Friday, October 16. 

Frazer returned to campus 
from her job at approximately 2 
a.m. She parked her car in the 
lot behind Reid, near the row of 
trees which separates the Kent 
& Queen Anne's Hospital 
grounds from those of Wash- 
ington College. As she left her 
car, she noticed a figure moving 
towards her from the vicinity 
of Minta Martin House. 

The man began to run to- 
wards Frazer,andshepa nicked. 
She opted to make a run for 
Reid,ratherthanhercar. When 
she unlocked the door, she 
turned and saw a short, 
heavy set white man about 5'10" 



with long hair about 15 yards 
behind her. The man dropped 
his pants and began to mastur- 
bate. Frazer shut the door be- 
hind her, afraid to enter her 
room and possibly let the 
assaulter know which room she 
lived in. 

She went to the hall tele- 
phone to call Security, and 
heard the man trying to open 
the front door. Frazer phoned 
Security, who notified the po- 
lice. 

A similar incident, also in- 
volving a student, occurred in 
Septemberabout two blocks off 
campus, said Jerry Roderick, 
Director of Security. Both events 
are under investigation by the 
police and Security. 

If anyone has sccna similar 
occurrence, or has information 
which would lead to the arrest 
of the perpetrator, please con- 
tact Security at ext. 7810. 



Inside 



What Question Six 
Really Means 



Student Profile: Harned q 
Runs Marathon Q$ 

Wac Radio Hits The Air 
WKHS 90.5 



SGA Investigates 
Evaluations 



D 



WC Connects With 
Internet 



B 



Election Special 

Pages 5-7 

Plus Exclusive Announcement of 
New Candidate 



October 30, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



E d i t # r i a 1 



This newspaper unequivocally endorses Bill Qinton for 
President of the United States. 

You may ask, why do we endorse Clinton? and how can we 
get away with such a thing? 

I'll address the second question first. 100 percent of our 
editorial staff is voting, or has voted via absentee ballot, for 
Clinton. So we may tend to have a bias. Declaring in print what 
that bias is is fairer to the general populous than having a slant, 
not declaring it, trying to be objective, and failing at that. 

Maybe your student activities fee is this week paying for the 
endorsement of a candidate whom you do not support. However, 
I'll make the disclaimer right now that "The ideas and opinions 
reflected in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect those held 
by Washington College, its students faculty and staff." There. 

Now, why arc we endorsing Clinton? Let me give you the 
answer by way of a personal anecdote. Ronald Reagan was 
elected when I was in third grade (sorry, don't mean to make 
anyone feel old ). At the time, I had the ideology of my parents, my 
teachers, and everyone in town — conservative (not surprising 
for a child of 8). I remember everyone talking about how evil 
Jimmy Carter was and how Reagan got the hostages released and 
how Reagan was going to end inflation and the gas crunch. 

The older I got, the more liberal I got (much to the dismay of 
my dad and many of my readers, I'm sure). This of course will 
stop after a certain point — or I'll be an eighty-year-old anarchist. 
Which is kind of a neat picture, a little old lady on a motorcycle 
chucking handgrenades at "the establishment." But I digress. 

What my point is is that I'm experiencing a sense of deja vu 
with the way Bush is handling his campaign. How can a single 
man attempt to take credit for the end of the Cold War, the fall of 
communism in Eastern Europe, the breakup of the Soviet Union 
and the new, improved nacho cheese on DoritoesU made that one 
up). Especially when he's the same man that was head of the CIA 
during the Carter administration and negotiated to have the 
hostages released after Reagan was elected — with Bush conve- 
niently as running mate (I didn't make this one up). 

Forget Desert Storm. Not that I don't appreciate our veterans' 
efforts — that's not it at all. It's just that I wish their efforts hadn't 
been for such a shady and self-serving cause as George Bush's 
personal war. I'm sure his campaign advisors are kicking them- 
selves nightly for not timing the war better. Yes, it was an 
efficient, well-run war. But no matter how you skin a cat, it's still 
a dead cat. 

And why not Perot? Two words: Frank Perdue. But besides 
that, 1 see Perot as an "Indian giver" who can't make up his mind 
about if he wants to run, a bad boss who can't treat his campaign 
managers with the respect they deserve for simply supporting 
him to such an extent, and asa big businessman who wants to run 
America as a corporation — for profits, not people. 

What Perot does do well is provide an outlet for the dis- 
couraged and disgusted, the people who are tired of party dogma 
and campaign spindoctoring. He'd make a good campaign 
ombudsman. But not a good president. 

Why vote at all? Why vote for Clinton? Because Clinton offers 
what George Bush won't and Ross Perot can't: Change, 
(see articles on campaign in this issue for more info.) 
P.S. If you're a Maryland resident, vote for Question 6. 



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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 

Vahlbusch Gives Octoberfest Thumbs Up 



To the Editor: 

The Washington College 
faculty owes thanks and con- 
gratulations to the students of 
thelntemationalHousefortheir 
faculty reception of Saturday, 
October 24th. Held in the 
House's tastefully redecorated 
commons room, the reception 
offered the delicious fruits of a 
month'shard work by students 
who wished to honor their 
teachers and promote that 
special senseof community that 
makes Washington College 



what it is. 

The faculty members and 
spouses who attended were 
treated to a truly gemiitlich 
evening, more worthwhile than 
Munich's Oktoberfest has ever 
been: music of Mahler and 
Beethoven, excellent conversa- 
tion, superb food and drink. 
On the menu were three kinds 
of German beer, several Ger- 
man wines, hot spiced cider 
laced with good rum, freshly 
brewed coffee, nine sorts of el- 



egant and tasty hors d'oeuvres, 
crusty home-baked country 
bread with butter and herb 
Camembert, handmade Ger- 
man cheesecake and 
Streuselkuchen, and much more. 
It was an honor to be invited 
and an honor to attend; it was 
aneventnottobe missed. Many 
thanks to all the students who 
made it possible. 

Jefford Vahlbusch 
Modem Languages Dept. 



Holmes Wants Backstabbing to Stop 



To the Editor: 

I've had a belly-full of Fred 
Wyman's relentless personal 
attacks against WC Director of 
Athletics Geoff Miller ("Ath- 
letics Controversy," Oct. 
23,1992). The most recent rode 
piggy-back on Seth Engel's 
vulgar commentary ("Rugby 
Founder Tired of Run- 
Around", Oct. 2, 1992). 

I know nothing about the 
NCAA "self-report" or reasons 
for non-renewal of Wyman's 
contract. However, most of his 
complaints are clothed in con- 
cern for the well-being of ath- 
leticsat the College, so let's look 
at the record. 

Mr. Miller was hired after 
the retirement of Ed Athey, a 
living legend, who has respect 



and affection of all who know 
him. 

The candidates for A.D. 
were presented with a clear set 
of objectives, and Miller was 
chosen over others in large 
measure because of success 
achieving similar goals for 
Guilford College (NC). His as- 
signment at WC included 1) 
expanding recreational and in- 
tramural athletics; 2) moving 
the women's intercollegiate 
program toward parity with the 
men's; and 3) upgrading ath- 
letic facilities. 

Miller is certainly not the 
only person responsible for 
progress toward these goals. 
But haven't you noticed the 
Johnson Lifetime Fitness Cen- 
ter, the enhanced number and 



condition of playing fields, the 
cumulative won/lost record of 
the women's teams at WC in 
the last three years, or a more 
beneficial conferenceaffiliation 
for WC? (How about the larger 
number of club sports, of which 
rugby was one of the first?) 
Could these have occurred 
wi thou t a highly competent and 
professional athletic director? 
Wyman's coaching skills, 
the won/lost records of his 
teams, and the visibility he pro- 
vided for Washington College 
are not in question. Neither does 
Miller's record of accomplish- 
ments deserve the abuse that 
Wyman has directed towards 
him. Miller's restraint and pro- 
See "Holmes/' page 5 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



October 30, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



When probable voters were 
asked "Who would you vote 
for if the election were held to- 
morrow ?" in this past 
Wednesday's 

USA Today / 'CNN /Gallup 
Poll, 42% favored Bill Clinton, 
31% favored George Bush,and 

favored Ross Perot. The 
same poll also indicated that if 
Perot appeared unlikely to win, 
of Perot's supporters 
would jilt him, and their votes 
would be evenly divided be- 
tween George Bush and Bill 
Clinton. 

This essentially indicates 
that there is a snowball's chance 
in Tahiti of Bush winning the 
election this Tuesday. George 
Bush is quite naturally aware 
of this, and so he has commit- 
ted himself to a last ditch effort 
to get re-elected. Bush said 
that he would do whatever it 
takes to accomplish this task, 
but it is impossible for him to 
do what it takes to win this 
election. This is because in 
order for him to win, he must 
become someone else. 

When the Berlin Wall came 
down, George Bush was quick 
to take credit. When brave 
Americans in uniform won a 
pointless war against Iraq, 
George Bush was quick to take 
credit. His popularity was 
without precedent. Every 
single idiot in thecountry loved 
George Herbert Walker Bush. 

There were some of us out 
there, however, who were not 
so enamored of Mr. Bush. We 
pointed out that the same huge 
military machine which en- 



abled the United States to win 
the Gulf War was funded by 
the huge Reagan debt. We 
pointed out that with reaction- 
aries like Bush in the White 
House it was only a matter of 
time before the fascists would 
gain a majority in the Supreme 
Court. We pointed out that 
Bush serves the class interests 
of the capitalist class and that 
this would produce a concen- 
tration of capital in thehandsof 
a small percentage of the 
population and that this would 
prove to be devitalizing to the 
economy. We pointed out that 
neither Bush nor Reagan has 
been sensitive to the interests of 
women, blacks, gays, homeless 
people, the elderly, the young, 
or families — in other words, 
middle America. And you folks 
out there didn't listen. 

You didn't listen when we 
wrote letters to the editor. You 
didn'tlisten when we protested 
in the streets. You didn'tlisten 
when we screamed in your 
faces. And now, America, you 
want to elect a liberal, left of 
center, bonafidepinko Vietnam 
War protesting draft dodging 
Democrat. 

Well, it is a bit late for that 
now,isn'tit? Twelve years ago, 
sure, there was plenty of time, 
but today there is a four billion 
dollar Republican deficit, a 
global recession, homelessness, 
the AIDS epidemic, health care 
costs, and much much more. 
Twelve years ago, a mere liberal 
could have solved everything 

See "Koon," page 4 



CAMPUS VOICES 



By Dude 



Who are you voting for and why? 





Either Perot or Bush, because I 


Clinton, because Dr. Weisman 


I'm voting for Clinton. I figure 


don't like Clinton. I don't think 


doesn' t like Bush and I want an 


I'll need a job after I get out of 


he's honest. 


A in American Presidency. 


college. 


Vincent Ramunno 


Jennifer Webb 


Jon Rogers 


Freshman 


Senior 


Junior 


Wilmington, DE 


Rising Sun, MD 


Baltimore, MD 




I'm not voting because I didn't 
turn in my absentee ballot, but 
if I were, I'd vote Perot because 
I don't like Bush or Clinton. 
Elizabeth Likens 
Freshman 
Bensalem, PA 



I'm not voting for anyone. I'm 
not an American citizen. 
Ivan Schwabe 
Junior 

Denver, CO (formerly Austra- 
lia) 



I'm voting for Clinton, too. I 

think it's time this country had 

a change, and I think Clinton's 

the man to do it. 

Nicole Falanga 

Senior 

Baltimore, MD 



Open Forum: Security Changes Demanded 



Jennifer Fellows is a senior 
Psychology major from Chevy 
c tae, Maryland. 

As I sit in my dorm room 
and ponder the past three years 
J t Washington College, I think 
"bout the things that have 
changed for the better and 
lnin gs that have stayed the 
j*W. for the worse. A new 
Resident, new academic 
wildings, and more minority 
ac «ptance are all things that I 
ca " feel proud of when saying 
H° to Washington College." 
°ne thing that has remained 
consistent throughout the past 
■niee years is the amount of 
.?">», assault, burglary, and 
"atassment on this campus. As 
"•s school increases its repu- 
Ijahon within American col- 
^es, the most profitable aspect 



ofWCisthesize. Withnomore 
than one thousand students, 
WC is smaller than many of the 
high schools in my hometown. 
You would think that in a pri- 
vate institution so small, the 



Jennifer 
Fellows 



level of security would be so 
tight that one incident of crime 
occurring with in the existence 
of the college would be a ca- 
tastrophe. The security system 
should then be reexamined, 
evaluated, and changed to to fit 



the security needs of thecurrent 
decade. 

On a campus with fifteen 
academic and administrative 
buildings, sixteen dormitory 
areas, and eleven parking areas, 
which need to be patrolled ev- 
ery night, I do not find the 
current security system at 
Washington College adequate. 

I will start with the dorms. 
Exactly one week following an 
assault in Minta Martin, I re- 
turned home to the dorm at 
1:30 a.m. After parking in the 
hospital parking lot, because 
there were no spaces available 
in the parking lots close to the 
dorm, I entered in the building 
through the basement door. To 
my surprise, security had yet to 
lock the doors in the building. 
When I got to my room, I at- 



tempted to call security to ask 
them to come and lock them. 
The phone rang SEVEN times 
andnooneanswered. Irritated, 
I ventured out of my room. 
Perchance and luck, a security 
guard was sauntering down the 
hall. After informing him of 
the unlocked, door he annoy- 
ingly replied, "I know, I'm just 
getting to them. Runninga little 
late tonight, I'm on my own." 
No w I ask you, after the incident 
that occurred the previous 
week, shouldn't the doors been 
locked a tad bit earlier, if not 
locked all day? 

What about the unan- 
swered phone? I understand 
when calling security, it takes 
awhile to transfer calls to their 
handy walkie-talkie system. 
But, if in an emergency situa- 



tion, I'll be dammed if I am 
going to sit and act calmly as 
the phoneringsand rings. lam 
sure I could call 911 and have 
the convenient ChestertownPD 
ride their bikes up here faster 
than it would take togetaphone 
call through security. I believe 
a more convenient phone sys- 
tem should be installed to cut 
down the risk waiting for 
someone to answer the phone. 
Every year, thedorms have 
had problems with unwelcome 
visitors entering the buildings. 
Yes, some selfish people prop 
the doors so they don't have to 
get off their butts to open the 
door for their guests. Fine, but 
is security patrolling these 
buildings at night? The one 

See "Fellows/' Page 5 



October 30, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



From "Fellows," page 3 

trip through the dorms to lock 
the doors is not enough. Raise 
the penalty for those who do 
prop the doors open and en- 
force them. Don'tjustslapthese 
people on the back of the hand. 

On the normal Friday and 
Saturday night, one can find 
approximately four security 
guards on duty. Washington 
College has a reputation as a 
party school. The young and 
old come into the college, from 
town, on the weekends to have 
a good time. If some "bone 
head" props open a door and a 
psycho townie gets in the 
building, suddenly, it is the 
dorm's fault for propping the 
doors, and security comes 
down on us for " Leaving our- 
selves open to crime." 

I appreciate the fact we now 
have the Chestertown Police 
Department patrolling campus. 
However, I do not find a police 
officer riding a rinky-dink 
mountain bike, patrolling the 
dorms for potential underage 
drinkers,andhandingout$100 
citations for open containers, 
effectively combating security 
problems. Thafs great that the 
school can get $100 out of me if 
1 am outside with a beer. Take 
that $100 and do something 
useful. Reopen thecoffee house. 
Promote more college unity, 
and provide a safe place for the 
students to have a good time. 
College students drink, and 
there is no effective enforcement 
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it. lfind itridiculousthatsecu- 
rity spends more time trying to 
find underagedrinkersand not 
enforcing other aspects of secu- 
rity on this campus. Give us 
back the C-House, and let us 
have fun. No, Iamnotrcfering 
to underage drinking and the 
like. Return the Coffee House 
to its origional form. Enforce 
the underage drinking policy 
as much as you like; at least we 
arc safe on campus, and the 
focus of campus activity is in 
one area. I think that my fa- 
thers $18,000 is worth that 
much. 

As far as the parking situa- 
tion on campus is concerned, I 
feel that before the administra- 
tion decides to spend another 
$40 million on new buildings, 
takea walk behind Minta Mar- 
tin , Reid, Caroline, and Queen 
Anne, and honestly tell me that 
those new buildings should be 
the first priority. I personally 
invite you. President Trout and 
the entire administration to take 
a walk with me in these park- 
ing lots and around campus at 
night. The implementation of 
flood lights on the side of the 
buildings solves nothing. If 
anything, it creates some de- 
cent hiding places. 1 am sure 
you have been on walks before, 
but what has been done? 
President Trout, what would 
you say to my father if I was 
attacked while walking to my 
dorm from my car that had to 
be parked in the hospital lot 
because there was no parking 
anywhere else? "Sorry Mr. Fel- 
lows. Theadministrationcould 
not find it within the budget to 
place adequate lighting behind 
the women's dorms. The 
parking lots behind those 
dorms are such a hassle to deal 
with and redesigning them 
would not prove worthy. The 
students need to learn not to 
park their cars in unsafe areas. 
By the way, would you like to 
donate $1 million to the build- 
ing of our new academic cen- 
ters?" Deal with the hazards 
on campus before you make a 
mess out of an area you just 
finished refurbishing. 

Theparkinglotsbehindthe 
women's dorms are the worst 
on campus. Is the parking lot 
behind Reid supposed to ac- 
commodate Caroline and 
Queen Ann as well? If not, 
what makes you think I am 
going to park in Talbot's park- 
ing lot and run back to Caroline 
at midnight? 

How much money does the 
school make on parking tickets 
alone? If I have to pay $7.50 in 
order to feel safe and park close 
to my dorm at night, not across 
campus, I guess that is the price 
I should pay. There is a more 
efficient way to use the land 
behind these dorms. Yes, rede- 
sign the parking lots so I don't 



have to pay any more tickets to 
feel protected. If the college 
feels that better parking areas 
are not the answer, then limit 
the number of students that can 
have cars on campus. The 
problem is not going to go away 
and something has to be done. 

I am sure that every year 
complaints have been made 
regarding security changes. 
This year I am not complain- 
ing, I am demanding changes 
be made. I find it sick that my 
family should have to worry 
about my safety in an institu- 
tion so small and so expensive. 
There are benefits to a small 
campus, it seems personal 
safety, at Washington College, 
is not one of those benefits. 
Tighten the security on this 
campus or the college will find 
that the next assault will result 
in a law suit that will far exceed 
the cost of upgrading the secu- 
rity system. 

Transferring to WC from a 
large university, I found the 
security policies on campus 
were asking for trouble. At 
Butler University, my dorm was 
set to flames every night for 
two weeks. Someassthoughtit 
funny to set the trash rooms on 
fire. Finally, the school clamped 
down hard on security. Large 
campus universities implement 
such strict policies that one can 
feel protected and even pay less 
money to go to school. Is it too 
much to ask to feel safe in my 
own dorm room? 

Implement new systems in 
dorm security. Sure, it's a pain 
in the ass to have to unlock the 
door every time you enter your 
aorm, out you keep you house 
or apartment building locked, 
do you not? Times are chang- 
ing, and Chestertown is not a 
quaint Victorian townanymore. 
Need I mention the street cor- 
ners in C-Town where such "le- 
gal" activities take place? Wake 
up, this is the 90's and a hand 
full of security guards is not 
going to fulfill the security 
needs of today. Hire more 
guards on this campus to 
achieve the safety my dad 
thought was included in the 
rent fee for my room. Back off 
of the carefree college student 
trying to have fun. You can not 
stop the drinking on campus,, 
and it should not be the focus of 
the security guards. Make it 
possible for us to see another 
day and look back on the good 
times we should be having at 
college. 

My suggestions for the 
improvement of Washington 
College are as follows: 

1 . Hire more security guards to 
patrol the campus in a fashion 
that is successful in preventing 
harm to the college. Not re- 
porting events after the fact. 

2. Upgrade the telephoning 
system to reach security. Hire 



a dispatcher to take the calls, 
provide immediate support in 
an emergency situation, and 
alert the security guards to the 
situation. 

3. President Trout, take a walk 
with me at night around this 
campus so I can point out the 
areas that cause great fear in 
students and create potential 
security problems. 

4. Have security increase the 
patrolling of the dorms to fur- 
ther prevent occurrences and 
close all propped doors. 

5. Redesign the parking areas 
behind Reid and Minta Martin. 

6. Place adequate lighting 
around the entire campus. 
Students can be found any 
where at any time on campus. 
We deserve to feel safe. 

7. Design a new security sys- 
tem with in the dorms. Keep 
the doors locked at all times, or 
install time locks on the doors 
that require an ID card to get in. 
Hire security guards to patrol 
one specific door. Make en- 
trance in and out of the dorm 
through one door and require a 
college ID to enter. Register 
guests within the dorms. Sure, 
this is a pain in the ass, but how 
many more cases of assault or 
harassment will it take to 
change your mind? 

8. Reopen the Coffee House to 
its original purpose. This cam- 
pus was more united when 
parities were allowed in the C- 
House, beer was served in the 
same area as well as the food, 
and you could interact with the 
entire campus. Let us know 
that the focus of attention is in a 
central area ON CAMPUS, and 
therefore, we can be guarded 
more carefully. 

9. Put off the construction of 
these new buildings and focus 
on the contemporary security 
needs of Washington College. 

10. Create a stronger awareness 
of the dangers on campus. 

11. If the Chestertown PD is 
going to be on campus, make 
their priority to focus on the 
security needs of the college, 
not the underage drinking 
(Forget the bikes guys. Hon- 
estly, it does harm to the impact 
of your presence on a college 
campus). 

My intention is not to in- 
sult the character or the perfor- 
mance of the current security 
guards. I just feel that new 
systems and techniques need 
to be executed to prevent the 
risks of the 90's. Hire more 
people and make security more 
accessible to students. Stop fo- 
cusing on underage drinking 
and illegal parking. I illegally 
parked my car there for a rea- 
son. I do not want you to have 
to call home and tell my father 
something tragic happened to 
me. 

Make Washington College 
an institution thatis secure. No 



place is resistant to crime, buti 
feel WC could become more 
resistant and could uphold a 
betterreputationthanit already 
does. The tuition that is paid lo 
this college is for a purpose. 
Certain accommodations 
should not have to be de- 
manded. This college should 
provide students with the feel- 
ing tha t they are well protected. 
Security does a great job 
breaking up parties and i 
locking your room when you 
are locked out, but for $18,0001 
feel I deserve a little bit more. 



From "Holmes," page 3 

fessionalism are nowhere more 
evident than in his refusal to 
respond to these attacks. 

In truth, Miller needs no 
help from me, would never 
have asked anyone else to de- 
fend him, and probably prefers 
that I had not written this letter, 
He knows those wi th the cour- 
age to make difficult decisions 
always have their critics. 

However, some years ag 
watched silently as another 
friend and colleague endureda 
similar self-serving personal 
attack. He asked friends not to 
respond to those who were try- 
ing to trash his reputation. Re- 
grettably, we acquiesced as he 
suffered. There have been too 
many times when a "don't- 
rock-the-boat, it will only make 
it worse" philosophy led to 
unspeakable injustice to indi- 
viduals, people and nations. 
Half-truths, conjured-up con- 
spiracies and the big lie 
shouldn't be quietly tolerated. 
Anyone who has really 
tried to get to know Miller real- 
izes how absurd Wyman's at- 
tacks have become. There are 
many students on the hill who 
are beneficiaries of the pro- 
grams Miller has implemented. 
When Miller chooses to leave 
WC it won't be because of 
Wyman's negative campaign: 
Instead, he will have been of- 
fered a new and bigger chal- 
lenge elsewhere. 

Wyman has contributed 
positively to the well-being of 
this community in other ways. 
But his persistent attacks on 
Miller distract from those con- 
tributions and harm the college 
he professes to care about. He 
would benefit and grow pe r ' 
sonally by putting this matter 
behind him. 

As for Engel, the crude lan- 
guage in his letter renders hi 5 
"respectful" resignation from 
the Rugby Club an oxymoron, 
damages his own credibility 
and serves his former team- 
mates' cause quite poorly. 

Dal Holmes 

Associate Director 
of Admissior 



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Election 



October 30, 1992 



Political Science Professor 
Comments on Election 

Weissman Says 'No More Bush' 



E d Weissman 
Political Guru 



Why Clinton will win 

Next Tuesday, Bill Clinton 
will win the presidential elec- 
tion for many reasons. The 
most important of which is no 
president has survived the 
economic (unemployment and 
economic growth rates) and 
approval numbers "enjoyed" 
by Iheincumbent in the summer 
prior to the election. To some 
extent, an election can be seen 
asa referendum drivenby these 
basic numbers. The question: 
"are you better off now than 
you were four years ago?" is as 
predictively powerful today as 
it has ever been,. [In essence, by 
the way, the Whigs used it 
against Marty Van Buren in 
1840.] But the basic numbers 
also impact the election results 
through a variety of intervening 
variables. These basic numbers 
in the summer before the elec- 
tion encourage or retard cam- 
paign contributions, affect the 
willingness of good quality 
campaign and media aides to 
sign onto campaigns, and en- 

Abortion 
Referendum 

Jill Sakaduski 

Kent County News 

On Tuesday, voters will 
have the opportunity to vote on 
Question 6, a referendum on 
Maryland's abortion law. 

Passed by the legislature 
last year, the new law has been 
on hold since it was petitioned 
to referendum. 

The new Maryland law 
would keep abortion legal 
within the state even if the Su- 
preme Court overturns its de- 
cision in Roe vs. Wade. 

The existing law, which 
requires abortions to be con- 
ducted in hospitals, that parents 
°f a minor be notified and that 
w omen be made aware of the 
alternatives to abortion, would 
te replaced by the new law if 
tn e majority of Marylanders 
choose to vote for Question 6. 

In nine and a half pages, 
•he new law explains the legal 
protection of a woman's right 
t0 an abortion. The law allows 
ar " abortion until the point in a 
P f egnancy when the fetus is 
capable of surviving outside of 

Se e "Abortion/' page 10 



courage or discourage other 
candidates from campaigning 
with and sharing organizations 
with the presidential candi- 
dates. 

In 1988, those few voters 
who thought the economy was 
bad gave 64% of their votes to 
the Democrat. Most voters 
thought the economy was good 
and the Republican got 54% of 
those votes. Of the tiny mi- 
nority who thought the 
economy was good and thebest 
was yet to come, 75% voted for 
the Republican. This year most 
Americans think the economy 
is in bad shape and getting 
worse. Project the above num- 
bers onto the economic realities 
and perceptions of 1992 and 
predictioniseasy: Clinton wins. 

Why Bush should lose 

Bush will lose. As Al Gore 
pointed out, "it is time for him 
to go." He will not only lose 
because of the state of the 
economy and the predictions 
made by the general theory of 
presidential elections, he will 
lose because he deserves to. It 
is time for him to go. He has 



sold out to bigots. He has no 
vision. And he is deeply impli- 
cated in criminal activities. It is 
time for him to go. He has 
made one thing clear: the term 
American Conservative is an 
oxymoron. The revolution cut 
this country off from the roots 
from which conservatism 
comes and is nourished. Real 
conservatism is the past mak- 
ing peace with the future. So- 
called American conservatism 
is bigotry, reaction, and the lib- 
eration of greed. The AIDS 
epidemic illustrates the point. 
At its onset, because the 
Reagan-Bush administration 
was deeply bigoted and evil, 
they did nothing. Of course, 
they were not just prejudiced, 
and criminal — they were mo- 
ronic in thinking the epidemic 
would not spread to the gen- 
eral population. And Bush 
was part of that loop. It is time 
for him to go. 

Bush has governed by mix- 
ing hatred and denial. It is time 
for him to go. Given the devel- 
oping evidence in'Iraqgate, it 
just might be the case that it is 
time for him to go ... to jail. 

Bush = Death 



From "Koon," page 3 

before it got out of hand. But 
now, all a liberal will be able to 
do is apply a medium sized 
band-aid to unemployment and 
reverse a few of the Republi- 
cans more odious policies. It's 
all over. Bill Clinton cannot 
save the American republic. 
None of the major candidates 
can. 

So you might as well vote 
for me. I realize that I earlier 
endorsed Clinton, but I'm 
changing my mind. I'm en- 
dorsing myself. Yes, that's 
right, I'm throwing my hat into 
the ring. So what if I'm twenty- 
four years old and not legally 
eligible for the Presidency 
anyway. Let them try to stop 
me from taking office. I'll 
superglue their feet to the floor 
and force them to listen to my 
Jack Jones impersonation. (You 
know, the guy who sings the 
theme from "The Love Boat"). 

Naturally, I don't expect 
you to vote for me without 
knowing how I stand on the 
issues. This is my platform. 

• The Federal Deficit — Sell 
Texas to the Japanese and keep 
the change. 

• Homelessness — Confiscate 
all vacation houses and turn 
them into public housing. 

• The Health Care Crisis — 
Eliminate for profit medical 
care. 

• AIDS — Use the change left 
over from selling Texas to the 
Japanese to fund a massive re- 
search effort. 



• Racism — Incarcerate all 
known racists so they will not 
have the chance to in- 
fect innocentchildren with their 
venomous ideology. 

. • Sexism-Ditto. 

• Economic Instability — 
Eliminate currency. Instead 
base currency on time in work, 
so that the basic unit of cur- 
rency will be one hour's work. 
Apply technological increases 
in efficiency to the value 
of the currency so that 
everyone's standard of living 
will rise at the same rate. (This 
isnotmyidea,Istoleit. Butthat 
doesn't mean it does not belong 
on the platform). 

• Governmental Reform — The 
American Constitution is an 
antique. I'll write a better one. 

• The Education System — I will 
establish one. 

I am the only candidate of 
real change. Don't be fooled by 
the slick politicians. Only I 
promise: 

• Free liposuction for the 
poor 

• Duckpin bowling as the 
new national sport 

• Repeal of the la wn dart ban 

• A gnome on every lawn 

• Government subsidies for 
potted meat food product 
producers 

Through this program, I 
hope to establish socialism in 
America and the world. Sacri- 
fices will have to be made, but 
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Rasmussen Enthusiastically Endorses Clinton 



Chris "Chief Rasmussen 

Political Correspondent 

It has been hard in the last 
few years to be a Democrat. 1 
have suffered for following a 
party that has been electorally 
unattractive, often incompe- 
tent, and difficult to defend. 1 
voted, for example, for Mike 
Dukakis. This was not because 
I was enthusiastic about the 
Democratic nominee (who 
was?), but because I was 
unenthusiastic toward George 
Bush. I also didn't want the 
continuation of the fiscally irre- 
sponsible, self-centered eight- 
ies. While my vote for Dukakis 
is difficult to defend fouryears 
later, I feel my vote against Bush 
and the policies of Reagan and 
Bush are very defensible. This 
coming election, however, is not 
just a referendum on Republi- 
canism for me. I am, unlike in 
1988,actually optimistic toward 
a Democratic presidency. The 
reason is simple. While in 
previouselectionsl would vote 
for the lesser of two evils, this 
year I find that the Democrats 
have put together a ticket which 
understands government, 
know how it works, and can 
actually coherently explain 
their vision to Americans. In 
short, I am enthusiastic toward 
my vote for Bill Clinton. 

In many ways, this vote is a 
vote against the failed presi- 
dency of George Bush. As 
Michael Kinsley pointed out in 
a recent column: "for democ- 
racy, like capitalism, to work 
properly, it is not enough that 
success be rewarded. Failure 



must be punished. Tore-elect 
an incumbent who has failed is 
to betray the principleof demo- 
cratic accountability." By al- 
most any standard, his presi- 
dency has failed. To borrow 
from AI Gore, thechant of "Four 
More Years" sounds like more 
of a threat than a promise. The 
economy has been at best stag- 
nant, at worst in recession. 
While he does not deserve 
complete blame for the global 
economic downturn, he does 
deserve criticism for not hav- 
ing presented a coherent plan 
"todeal withit. Indeed, he (and, 
before him, Reagan) had no plan 
to address long-term problems 
in the economy; inactive for 
years on crucial issues such as 
health-care cost containment, 
job retraining in a global 
economy, and the growing 
budget and trade deficit. Dur- 
ing this campaign year, he has 
blamed Congress for his short- 
comings. He pretended to be 
against big government, while 
never proposing to cut a gov- 
ernmental program voters like. 
He railed against pork-barrel 
politics, then handed out such 
programs like Santa Claus with 
a thyroid problem. Indeed, he 
has responded to our economic 
problems only this year, pre- 
sumably because his 
campaign's focus groups de- 
mand him to. Like a death-bed 
patient bargaining desperately 
for his future, he has only re- 
cently (at the urging ot Deputy 
President Baker) offered a co- 
herent economic policy because 
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On social issues, Bush 
doesn't deserve four more 
years. He was disinterested in 
the urban underclass until the 
Los Angeles riots. Rather than 
accept and trumpet Jack 
Kemp's calls for an urban 
policy, he ignored them. In- 
stead of filling the Supreme 
Court with distinguished, 
qualified scholars, he has filled 
it with legal non-entities. 
Whatever you feel about the 
Clarence Thomas controversy, 
it seems clear that he was not 
the most qualified person for 
the Court, as Bush said. He is, 
instead, the most qualified pro- 
life black conservative, a rare 
commodity among legal schol- 
ars. With Roe v. Wade in dan- 
ger, it is important to remem- 
ber that the President will 
probably appoint at least two 
justices in the next four years. 
Two more Clarence Thomases, 
potentially changing policy for 
twenty or more years seems a 
great risk. It is also worth re- 
membering that George Bush 
has appeased the far-right of 
his party, whether in the Re- 
publican platform (opposingall 
abortions, even in the case of 
rape or incest) or in the Repub- 
licanconvention'sexclusionary 
rhetoric. 

Finally, he has been a pris- 
oner of the status quo in the 
realm of foreign policy, pre- 
sumably his strength. Bush 
implicitly claims the Republi- 
can 1'arty won tnecoicf war. 
Thisoverlooks the fact that suc- 
cessful Cold War policies, such 
as the arming of the Afgan 
rebels, were bipartisan. Beyond 
that, we did not so much "win" 
the Cold War as the other side 
lostit. It's like a boxer claiming 
victory when his opponent suf- 
fers a heart attack. In many 
ways, it was a Pyrrhic victory: 



triumphing over a doomed 
economic system while bank- 
rupting ourselves in the pro- 
cess. Similarly, the Bush Ad- 
ministration triumphantly re- 
calls the Gulf War, although 
the BNL Scandal ("Iraqgate") 
gives evidence that we were 
fairly sympathetic toward his 
regime, indeed even providing 
them loans. 

However, these past tri- 
umphs give us little comfort as 
we face the future. While we 
triumphed against the failed 
system of communism (apolo- 
gies to Scott Koon), we face new, 
more peaceful but also more 
challenging, economic rivals in 
Japan and Germany. Further- 
more, the post-cold war world 
is filled wi th moral ambiguities 
and unclear choices, whether 
the decisions lie in the Balkans 
or elsewhere. This is where 
George Bush is ultimately an 
insufficent choice to lead us in 
foreign policy. He was trained 
in the cold-war, but the world 
is no longer bipolar. The game 
has changed: it's like a check- 
ers player attempti ng to be suc- 
cessful in three-dimensional 
chess. Bush, attempting to 
adapt to the new game with the 
old rules, has ultimately failed. 
He misjudged the former So- 
viet Union, the former Yugo- 
slavia, Iraq, etc... He has failed 
to react against the repressive 
government of China. He pro- 
vided aid to Russia only when 
Richard Nixon prodded him. 
In short, Bush is unsuited for 
the new challenges of foreign- 
policy. 

Clearly, George Bush has 
failed and there isn't much 
chance for improvement in the 
second term. What, then, of 
Ross Perot? It is too easy to 
dismiss him as a paranoid in- 
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by the conspiracy theories of 
themoment. Whateveryoufeel 
about these theories, it is clear 
that he has accepted and ai 
upon advice from less than 
stable characters, such as Scon 
Barnes (the guy who accused 
the Republicans of trying to 
discredit Perot's daughter). 

It is less easy to dismiss 
Ross Perot, the policy-maker. 
He does provide much-needed 
emphasis on a crucial issue: the 
deficit. However, adopting his 
proposals (and even his own 
economic advisor doesn't en- 
dorse him) may damage the 
economy further, putting us in 
a deeper recession. Further- 
more, other than cutting the 
deficit, what solutions does 
Perot propose? Basically, he 
offers the somewhat dishonesl 
answer: "Therearealotofgood 
answers out there. I'll pick one 
when I get there." In short, 
trust me. 

Mr. Perot would have us 
run the government as a busi- 
ness. Fine. If Mr. Perot, or any 
of you, were hiring for the po- 
sition of computer program- 
mer, would you hire someone 
with no experience in the field? 
Would you hire someone who 
claims his lack of experience as 
a strength, saying that he is 
untainted by computers? Fur- 
thermore, would you hir 
someone who defends his lack 
of experience by claiming that 
hecouldn'tpossiblydo as badly 
as the last people who you 
hired? Of course not, and nei- 
ther would Ross Perot Heisa 
candidate who has been suc- 
cessful in business only in an 
autocratic setting like EDS. Ina 
setting which requires more 
compromise, such as Wall Street 
and General Motors, he has 
been a failure. Dealing with 
Congress, obviously, would 
entail more thannotonly giving 
orders, but also compromise. 
Mr. Perot seems incapable of 
that important quality. 

Bill Clinton, my choice for 
President, has little of the fail- 
ings of either Mr. Perot or the 
President. Unlike the President, 
Bill Clinton has a coherent 
economic policy, endorsing 
neither supply-side theory or 
traditional liberalism. He pro- 
poses rebuilding our infra- 
structure, spending $20 billion 
on a policy area neglected i 
the Reagan-Bush years but 
necessary for our economic fa' 
ture. Heproposesahealthotf 
plan that, according to a bipa r ' 
tisan panel, would save more 
money than either the status 
quo or the proposed Bush plan, 

See "Rasmussen," 
page 12 



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Independent Candidate Ross Perot Shakes Up Party Politics 



Angie Smidga 

political Correspondent 

As a supporter of Ross 
Perot, I say move over, Year of 
the Woman. Make way for a 
banner at least as catchy — the 
Year of the Offbeat Candidate. 

And with groups like the 
Taberah World Mission pre- 
dicting the end of the world for 
this Saturday — no kidding — 
there is perhaps no timelier 
occasion for those who 
wouldn't normally enter the 
political arena to make their 
views known. Despite the time 
pressure, some of them might 
actually deserve to be heard. 

Ross Perot and vice-presi- 
dential stand-by James 
Stockdale have joined an elec- 
tion which is playing host, if 
not to many well-known inde- 



pendent candidates, then at 
least to some unusual party 
affiliates. Fifty-year-old 
Marjorie Mezvinsky, veteran 
reporter, mother of eleven and 
Democrat for Congress in 
largely Republican Philadel- 
phia, is one example of a non- 
political insider running for 
office this year. And as a 
Democrat, she stands a fair-to- 
middling chance of riding in on 
presidential coat tails, ener- 
gized by anti-incumbent senti- 
ment. 

Judging by the polls, Mr. 
Perot's bets might not be as sure. 
Much of the support which 
swelled his ranks duringadark 
spring for Democratic and Re- 
publican contenders has 
waned, and his slip in the polls 
after allegations of Republican 
sly tactics suggests that the ma- 



jority of Americans no longer 
take him seriously. In a race 
against seasoned politicians 
with extensive party resources, 
Mr. Perot, who has never held 
public office, conducted what 
seems now a debilitatingly dis- 
organized campaign. His drop 
from the race in July and Mr. 
Stockdale's remark in 
Monday's Washington Post in- 
dicating he knew only two 
weeks prior to the vice-presi- 
dential debate that he was still 
on the ticket smack of indeci- 
sion and miscommunication. 

Mr. Perot seems not to have 
mastered the attention to detail 
in politics which he so lucra- 
tively handled in business, and 
for those of us who long for a 
truly representative leader, it's 
a shame. Mr. Perot embodies 
the image of the rugged and 



savvy entrepreneur, and inde- 
pendence and self-made suc- 
cess remain definitively 
American ideals. His plain 
speech to voters and refusal to 
accept pay if elected appealed 
to many. His choice of a vice- 
presidential nominee reflected, 
moreover, less concern for po- 
litical bulwarking — ah actually 
heard-of candidate would have 
sufficed for that — and more 
deference to the military and 
academia, in just possibly an 
appropriate balance. A self- 
made billionaire and a profes- 
sor of the classicsat the nation's 
helm? And working for free? 
What could be more refreshing 
than the notion that capable and 
learned men and women who 
have never been political insid- 
ers might aspire to restore gov- 
ernment "from you, not at 



you"? It seems the very ful- 
crum on which our elections 
should turn. 

Three capable presidential 
candidates await next 
Tuesday's results, and though 
this is not likely to be a suc- 
cessful year foran independent 
bid, Ross Perot's presence has 
shaken up party politics and 
challenged them to put forward 
their very best. We've enjoyed 
an election year enriched by 
proof that America, like all 
mothers, does embrace her 
own, and also lets go. Mr.Perot 
lost support due to ill planning 
rather than incompetence, but 
his offbeat challenge might in- 
deed have tuned the other 
candidates more keenly to 
America's needs. And if he 
happens to get a few votes for 
his trouble, good for him. 



Bush's True Colors 



James Morrison 

Political Correspondent 

Political choices made dur- 
ing the 1992 presidential cam- 
paign will have repercussions 
well into the next century. 
These choices are important and 
deserve every Americans' 
complete attention. The presi- 
dential candidates this year are 
all regarded as lame and self- 
centered. The question that we 
as voters have to ask is: which 
candidate is the lesser evil? 

I am voting for incumbent 
President Bush. Myreasonsfor 
this are rather simple and 
straightforward. Candidate Bill 
Clinton is a lying hypocrite. I'm 
not saying Bush is not a liar, 
rather I am saying that Bush is 
alousyliar. Therefore, the truth 
is somewhat easier to see. 

Bill Clinton has blown rosy 
smoke up everybody's ass. He 
has proposed programs to aid 
secondary education, the eld- 
erly, college students, welfare 
rejects, and God knows how 
many other special interest 
groups. It seems to me that 
Clinton has stuck his nose ev- 
erywhere except the Pope's ass 
in his desire to become presi- 
dent. The fact of the matter is 
Clinton does not have the 
money, nor does he have any 
"tea of how to get the money to 
Su pport his programs short of 
sky-rocketing our taxes. 

Clinton has said that 
America needs to get back to 
basics. He aims to make 
America self-sufficient in a 
GLOBAL economy. I can't 
imagine anything worse than 
re gressingback to a pre- World 
War II national economic phi- 
'osophy of separation from the 
^orld.Thefactisthattheworld 



is too integrated to do that. 
Clinton is a fool for proposing 
this. Also, there is the question 
of Clinton's evasion of the draft. 
How can I trust someone of 
that sort of caliber to be the 
Commander-and-Chief of our 
armed forces? 

Finally, Clinton has prom- 
ised to enlarge the federal gov- 
ernment. This is definitely not 
in our country's best interest. 
We have already witnessed 
what happens when govern- 
ments become centra 1 — ta stem 
Europe and the former Soviet 
Union — the list goes on and on. 
I'm not saying that we will end 
up as they did. However, it is 
still best for the states to remain 
with as much power as pos- 
sible. 

To conclude, I feel that Bill 
Clinton does not have a clear 
understanding of the way the 
world works. The programs he 
implemented in Arkansas have 
met with mixed results. I think 
the people in Arkansas want 
him to run for president so that 
maybe he will go away, and 
they won't have to deal with 
him as their governor. 

Perhaps you should know 
that Ross Perot was my favorite 
candidate. However, by pull- 
ing out of the race and entering 
it again, I lost all faith in him. 

Finally, Bush has my vote 
becauselknowthatheisalousy 
liar. The programs he has 
proposed are achievable. Glo- 
bal politicsandeconomicsarea 
field that Bush understands far 
better than Clinton. Bush has 
served in the armed forces and 
understands the emotions in- 
volved with serving our coun- 
try. Most important, the federal 
government won't expand un- 
der Clinton's leadership. 



Bill Clinton: A Lesser Evil? 



Stephanie Tennyson 



Political Correspondant 

Why am I voting for the 
Clinton/Gore ticket? Well to 
begin with and I hate to say it, 
but he is the best of three pos- 
sible evils. I am like a majority 
of Americans who aredissatis- 
fied with the candidates that 
we must choose from on No- 
vember 3 at the polls. I con- 
sider myself a die hard Demo- 
crat. I automatically feel com- 
pelled to cast my vote for 
Clinton, however my position 
did waiver. The only thing I 
knew when the campaigning 
began was that I could not stand 
another four years with Bush. 
For a while, I had considered 
supporting Perot, but that did 
not last long. 

I believe that Clinton rep- 
resents an "agent for change." 
We need to move our nation in 
a new directionand Clinton has 
a plan for the renovation of the 
economy, health-care system, 
and the educational system. I 
know that he is not a miracle 
cure for the state of America 
today, but I feel that he is will- 
ing to focus on the issues that 
are important to the U.S. He 
has not promised a solution for 
the deficit, but he intends to 
focus on domestic issues that 



affect each and everyone of us. 

Clinton's plans for the fu- 
ture of America include a re- 
form in the welfare system 
which Bush has not addressed 
at all, as well as a reform of the 
social justice system which is a 
major concern to many Ameri- 
cans. Another factor that has 
greatly influenced my decision 
to vote for Clinton has been his 
stance on women's issues. He 
has respect for women and de- 
sires to implement full funding 
for the Head Start program and 
other women's and infant's 
programs. He is pro-choice and 
supports minority rights. 

Economically speaking, 
Clinton has wonderful ideas to 
stimulateeconomicgrowth. He 
hasdesignedagovemment job- 
training program to either train 
out of work people or re-train 
people in other fields who have 
lost their jobs for various rea- 
sons. His platform includes an 
impressive public-works 
spending program, urban rival 
(Bush has no such plans), and 
also small-business and invest- 
ment tax incentives. Another 
advantage in my eyes is his 
willingness to give the middle- 
class a tax cut while increasing 
the tax on upper income brack- 
ets and foreign corporations. 
Clinton's plans for health care 



also address the nation'sgrow- 
ing problem of medical care 
costs and requires employers 
to provide insurance for their 
workers and their families or 
pay into a national health care 
"pool." 

As far as education is con- 
cerned he wants to implement 
a National Service Institute. 
Under this program, no one will 
be denied a government loan 
for higher education for any 
reason.. After graduation, they 
can repay the loan through taxes 
or through public-service work. 
Also, both major teacher's 
unions back him. He is pro- 
environment, whereasBush has 
undermined environmental 
protection. 

Clinton is my choice for 
President of the United States 
on November 3 because of his 
willingness to examine and act 
on issues of extreme importance 
to all of us, not just a small 
minority of the nation. Since as 
asovereign nation oureconomy 
is also a factor of national secu- 
rity, he has promised to put the 
economy first. Although no 
one knows what will happen 
after the new President takes 
his oath of office, at leastClinton 
has demonstrated he will put 
the citizensof the United States 
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Film Series: 



Paris Is Burning 

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Monday 



Registration for Parents' Day 
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Friday 



Parents Day 

Registration & Coffee Hour, CAC, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Washington College On its Way Toward the New Century, Moderators, 
Charles H. Trout and Gene Wubbels, Norman James Theatre, 10:00 a.m. 

Miller Library Celebration, Guest Speaker: John Barth, Miller Library Terrace, 
11:15a.m. 

Parents' Luncheon, Hodson Hall, Main Dining Room, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.. 
Admission: adults $5.25, children $3.75 

O'Neill Literary House Press Demonstration, O'Neill Literary House, 2:00 
p.m. -3:00 p.m. 

Reception for Faculty, New Students and Families, Hynson-Ringgold House, 
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Open Halloween Reading, O'Neill Literary House, 8:30 p.m. 

Halloween Party, O'Neill Literary House, 9:30 p.m., by invitation only 



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Saturday 



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Monday 



VOTE! 

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The polling place for those registered to 
vote in Chestertown is the Board of Education Building on Washington ave. 

Election Night Reception, CoffeeHouse, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Political 
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Thursday 




North and South 
Revisited 

On whose side are you-the North or the South? You can 
choose ranks when two members of the Li ving History Associates 
re-enact the lives of Civil War soldiers; one representing the 
Confederate and the other the Union. 

They will discussdaily and outdoor life, uniforms and equip 
ment as well as their motivations to become a soldier and their 
opposing views of the war. Be sure not to miss this trip back to 
1861 on Sunday, November 8 in the CAC at 1:00 p.m. For 
additional information call (410) 778-7849. 



Student Profile: 

Edward "Nate" Harned 





On Sunday, October 25, while most of the Washington Col- 
lege Campus wasstill sleeping off Saturday night,Edward "Nate" 
Harned ran the MarineCorps Marathon in Washington, D.C For 
anyone who has never run track or cross-country, 26 miles is a 
long trip on foot. Not all marathons are made equal and the 
Marine Corps is one of the most difficult in the country and is on 
par with the New York and Boston Marathons. 

A junior history major from Arlington, VA, Nate describe! 
himself asoneof those peoplewhoisconstantlylookingforanew 
physical challenge. As for the marathon, he admits the he "didn't 
train really, but I wanted something that would force me to qui' 
smoking." Despite his minimal training, Nate finished the 
marathon in a respectable 5 hours and 7 minutes. 

Choosing Washington College because one of his friends 
attended the school, Nate is known to many people as one ol 
"those Rugby guys." However, his future plans do not entail 
Rugby, but rather a career as a public high school history teacher, 
preferably in the South. 

On campus, Nate also works "with the rats" as their caretaker 
in the psychology department. He enjoys travelling and has 
visited Turkey as well as ventured cross-country with two friends 
after high school. After graduation, Nate hopes to travel abroad 
to Ireland to "meet some Irish chick," something he has found 
difficult to do in the states. 

A graduate of Arlington High School, Nate took seven years 
of Spanish and is a former rower. He highly recommends 
Fuddrucker's half-pound hamburgers as the "best damn k 
burgers in the world." 



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October 30, 1992 



Washington College: On The Air 



Je nnifer Reddish 

A&E Editor 

Have you listened to the 
radio lately? If you have tuned 
into WKHS lately, then you've 
probably heard a fellow WC 
student on the air. There's no 
excuse for not knowing about 
WKHS. Not just any high school 
radio station, WKHS is the fifth 
largest in a 200 mile radius and 
has 17,800 watts of power. It 
can be heard in Baltimore and 
Annapolis, MD as well as Do- 
ver, DE and Philadelphia, PA. 

Washington College's in- 
volvement in the radio station 
began last semester when Kent 
County High School offered 
adult continuing education 
classes in radio station disc 
jockeying. There was a great 
interest in the program on cam- 
pus, including double art and 
business major Whitney Myrus 
whohashadhisown show since 
last semester. His on-air ses- 
sion, which now features senior 
transfer student Matt Langan, 
mostly plays alternative music. 
The majority of the show's tunes 
stem from the duo's own CD 
collections — which has 400 
discs. 

However, Myrus and 
Langan, are not content with 
just one style of music. They 
play some classic rock here and 
there, including The Grateful 
Dead, The Eagles, The Who, 
Led Zeppelin and The Spin 
Doctors. As he explains, "I like 
to play the songs by bands that 
don't get a lot of air-play, but 
are just as good." 

However, Myrus's and 
Langan's show also features 
random samplings of Public 
Enemy tunes, such as "Fight 



the Power" and "Bring the 
Noise," despite WKHS's policy 
prohibiting rap music. As he 
states, "I play Public Enemy 
because the song "Fight the 
Power" calls for all people to 
stand up, not for black people 
to rise up and kill the white 
man. Rap is the new avant 



which it draws a great deal of 
listeners. At theiryoung 'level 
of education and level of matu- 
rity," Myrus recognizes that the 
listeners might not be able to 
understand the artistic state- 
ment behind such works as Ice- 
T's "Cop Killer" and take the 
messages the songs convey as 




garde — groups like Public En- 
emy are doing new things 
people have never heard be- 
fore." 

No one has complained 
about the rap music as of yet. 
Myrus plans to keep Public 
Enemy as part of his program, 
explaining, "if people like ... 
Hillary Clinton would stop try- 
ing to ban rap music and listen 
to lyrics, then they would un- 
derstand what it's all about." 
However, Myrus respects the 
Kent County Board of Educa- 
tion's concerns about the con- 
tent of the radio programs. 
WKHS's call letters stands for 
Kent County High School, from 



literal commands. 

At the same time, he de- 
fends Cop Killer against its bad 
press, stating, "We need Ice-T. 
He represents the feelings of 
the minority population, 
namely the young black man. 
Heismakinga statement about 
the situation in Los Angelesand 
about the police situation. [The 
public] cutting him down only 
makes him bigger. People are 
too ready to judge a by surface 
appearances." 

Myrus's opinions concern- 
ing "Cop Killer" are even more 
intriguing when learning that 
he is in the Navy and served as 
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camp. Despite his short service 
in the position, he understands 
thedifficultlifeofpoliceofficer. 
Yet he does not claim that the 
dangers of their job excuses 
them from improprieties like 
those seen in Los Angeles. 

As you can see, Myrus and 
Langan are not your everyday 
disc jockeys. Perhaps its is time 
to check out WKHS for a little 
Dead and some Public Enemy. 
Langan often is heard playing 
riffs and chords on the guitar 
from the songs before they play 
them on the radio. 

However, don't miss other 
Washington College students' 
and faculty members' sho wson 
WKHS. Weekday mornings 



feature Ken "the Ken Man" 
Pipkin from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 
Teri Turmel, of the Student 
Activities Office, rocks the air- 
waves from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tues- 
days, the same time as Myrus's 
and Langan's Thursday show. 
Brian Coleman and Bruce 
Alexander wrap up the week 
with their music fugue from 10- 
1 1 :30 p.m. on Fridays. 

Future radic shows include 
live jam sessions with local acts, 
including Derry Berry and 
Alagia, who performed last 
month in the CoffecHouse and 
at Andy's in town. For requests 
or just friendly banter, call 
WKHS at 778-4249. 



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AVGuy 

Paris is Burning is a docu- 
mentary chronicling the lives 
of gay Balls in New York City 
during 1987. The movie's main 
focus concerns gay life in the 
city and how homosexuals deal 
with the exile society forces 
upon them. (The "Balls" are 
competitions in which homo- 
sexual men compete in a vari- 
ety of ways for trophies and 
recognition.) 

The moviealso follows thelives 
of "House Mothers" as well as 
those of some of the people in 
the houses. ("Houses" are 
groups of gay men who help 
stand up for each other and 
protect each other). The end of 
the film features a return to 
these people's lives in 1989 to 
see how they have changed. 
I found this documentary to be 
like most of the documentaries 
I have seen in my lifetime: in- 



formative and boring. This par- 
ticular movie was interesting 
to me, as it should be to most 
people, because of the present 
gay movement in America. I 
wanted to know more about 
what was going on and not 
Hollywood's poetic creations 
with happy endings. So, I found 
all that in this movie: suffering, 
pain,andalso love and triumph. 
Unfortunately all of these things 
are not experienced like a mo vie 
but are explained by the people 
who lived it. This story-telling 
technique just doesn't carry as 
well when seeing a life on the 
screen in 365 colors. 
To make it simple, this is a dry 
documentary about the times 
and troubles of gay, trans- 
sexual, and transvestite men in 
NewYorkcityinthelatel980's. 
It is informative, but I did not 
find it emotionally provocative 
or moving. See this movie for 
its informative content not for 
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Hands Out, Target Tutoring 
Receive Service Awards 



Washington College stu- 
dents Maria Jerardi, Elisa Hale, 
Jennifer Del Nero, and 
Stephany Slaughter were hon- 
ored at the Kent County Com- 
munity Service Fair, Saturday, 
October 12th. 

Hands Out, an organiza- 
tion established in part by 
Jerardi, received the award for 
an outstanding contribution in 
human services. This organiza- 
tion is designed to seek out 
needs in the community and 
drawson student manpower to 
address them. Past projects of 
the organization include: 
" Ad op t-A- Family," a food and 
clothing drive for the needy; 
"Habitat for Humanity," dedi- 



cated to putting low-income 
families in better housing; 
maintenance of the Echo Hill 
Outdoor School; bam painting 
for Camp Fairlee Manor, a camp 
for the disabled; and a tree 
planting to help Kent County 
Recycling celebrate Earth Day. 
Both Jerardi and Hale were 
honored by this award. 

Target Tutoring,a program 
designed and implemented by 
Stephany Slaughter and Del 
Nero, in affiliation with Hands 
Out;isintendedtohelp"atrisk" 
students in their pursuit of 
education goals. By carefully 
matching the needs of each stu- 
dent with the strengths of their 
tutors, Target Tutoring allows 



for a personalized supplement 
to regular education. 
Chestertown Middle School 
principal Lloyd W. Taylor re- 
marked on the program, "Kids 
look up to college students. 
When they talk. ..kids listen." 

Maria Jerardi is the daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Jerardi of Columbia, MD. Jen- 
nifer Del Nero is the daughter 
of Mrs. Mazie M. Del Nero of 
Stormont Circle, Baltimore, 
MD. Stephany Slaughter is the 
daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Steven 
Slaughter of Elkton, MD. Elisa 
Hale is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Raymond Haleof Windor, 
CT. 
-Courtesy of WC News Bureau 



From "Abortion," page 5 

the mother's womb, or beyond 
viability in cases where the life 
of the mother is in jeopardy, or 
the fetus is deformed. 

The parental notification 
clause in the new law suggests 
that a physician performing an 
abortion must contact the par- 
en tsofaminorunless she would 
be subject to physical or mental 
abuse, appears mature enough 
to decide without parental 
consent, or for other reasons, it 
is in her best interest to withhold 
the information. 

"People need to under- 
stand the balance between the 
interest of parents and the 
health and well-being of mi- 
nors," Maryland For Choice 
Press Secretary Maura Keefe 
said. Maryland For Choice, 
made up of more than 57 or- 
ganized groups, is focused on 



the health concerns and liberty 
of private decisions, Keefe said. 

"The parental notification 
clause is a big scam," said James 
Miler of Human Life Interna- 
tional. "There's no part of the 
law which states that parents 
can't be notified after the op. 
eration has already been per- 
formed." 

Miller, whoseorganization 
strongly believes that abortion 
demeans humanity, also said 
that inspections of these clinics 
are not always required bylaw 

Keefe argues that without 
guidance to a safe, legal abor- 
tion, women are forced to come 
up with their own alternatives 
which could take away their 
rights and jeopardize their 
health. Whether a matter of 
health, religious freedom ( 
private decision, MFC supports 
Question 6 entirely, Keefe said, 



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SGA Report 

Alumni Council Speaker 

Kathy Wurzbacher '83, President of the Alumni Council came 
and spoke to the SGA on October 20th. The Alumni Coundl 
hopes to bring about more interaction between the students and 
alumni in the future. The SGA has formed a committee to help 
with future events. 

Class Officers' Reports 

Sophomores — discontinuing the taxi service which will be re- 
instated at the beginning of next year; planning the run for the 
spring and the money raised will be going into the scholarship 

Juniors — attempting to raise money for the B.U.S.H. project 

Executive Officers' Reports 

Vice President - Calendar Events Committee met 10/4/92 and is 

seeking to be able to put up daily events announcements in the 

dining hall and attempting to find funding. Concerns about 

freshmen with AP credits transferring out of Forms of Lit and 

Comp and missing the freshman experience was raised and 

professors are being polled. 

Treasurer _ working budget for the year was overestimated by 

$4000; Ice Hockey fulfilled their fund raising goals from initiation 

fees and has been made an official club and has SGA normal 

funding. 

Social Chair —The Cornells will play Nov. 6th in the LFC at 7:30, 

tickets available at the door $8 students/$12 all others 

SCC - Academic Dishonesty Committee is interested in revising 

the honor code - all of those interested see Bridgette Winchester 

Presidential Announcements 

• Students interested in the political science area and wanting 
work experience are urged to contact Kathy Bohn "Lead or 
Leave" at 1-800-99-CHANGE. 

• A reviewboard is concerned about the survey evaluations done 
by students about their courses at the end of the semesters. They 
were typed and given to the professors a few monthslater in order 
to keep the students anonymity - but this past spring they were 
given to the professors directly with the students handwriting as 
well as year in school the major and other pertinent information. 
The committeeis concerned and is investigating the best financial 
way to return to more of the old system and keep the student's 
anonymity. 

• On Sunday the local library is having Apple Day for kids and 
they need volunteers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Jen Del Nero, 
ext. 8500 for information 



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October 30, 1992 



Academic Standing Committees 



Standing Committees 

Academic Council 
Dean Wubbles, Chair 
professor Amt 
Professor Lin 
professor Gillin 
professor Premo, At-Large 
Christy Albright 
Lynn Clifford 

Academic Technology: 
Dean Wubbels, Chair 
Professor Baldwin 
Professor Cades 
Professor Roat 
Professor Shoge 
Professor Lin 
Professor Tubbs 
Dr. Bishop 

Professor Verville, ex -officio 
Jay Meranchik, ex-officio 
Justin Cann 
Harrison Gallagher 
Sherry Menton 

Admissions And Academic 

Standing: 

Professor Daigle, Chair 

Professor Siemen 

Professor Weissman 

Dean Sansing 

Kevin Coveney 

Dal Holmes 

Dean Mclntire or Maxcy 

Dr. J. Hamilton 

Dawn Israel 

Elisabeth O'Hara 

Harrison Gallagher 

Advisory Committee On Ap- 
pointments And Tenure: 
President Trout, Chair 
Dean Wubbles 
Professor Lin 
Professor Mills, At-Large 
Professor O'Connor 
Professor Newell 

Appeals Committee: 
Professor Verville 
Professor Premo 
Professor Roat 
Professor Spilich 
Professor Tatum 

Athletics Committee: 
Professor Ford, Chair 
Professor Malone 
Professor Parcel 
Professor K. Smith 
Geoff Miller 
Jennifer Sloan 
Ted Greeley 
Matthew Boyle 
Melissa Harmeyer 

Board Of Publications: 
Professor Striner, Chair 
Professor DeProspo 
Professor Tubbs 
Jessica Da vies, Pegasus Advisor 
Barbara Heck, Elm Advisor 
I- Tarin Towers, ELM editor 

Calendar Events: 
Joseph Holt, Chair 
°ean Sansing 
°r- J. Hamilton 
Jessica Davies 



Patricia Trams 
Geoff Miller 
Professor Maloney 
Professor Andrews 
Professor Clarke 
Professor Cousineau 
Professor T. Pabon 
Christy Albright 
Sara Boggess 
Mr. Jeff Lim 

Lauren Bedell, ex-officio 
Dennis Berry, ex-officio 
Teri Turmel, ex-officio 

All-Campus Judiciary: 

Dean Sansing, Chair 

Christy Albright, Vice Chair 

Professor Brien 

Professor Briggs 

Professor Fessler 

Professor Finnegan (Alt.) 

Professor Wilson (Alt.) 

Professor Walsh 

Dean Mclntire 

Dean Maxcy 

Justin Cann 

Gregory Giobbe (Fall 1992) 

Zylia Knowlin (Spring 1993) 

Renee Guckert 

Stacey Sherman 

Chris Vaughn 

Ryan Mahoney, alternate 

Jennifer Sloan, alternate 

Faculty Affairs Committee: 
President Trout 
Dean Taylor 
Professor Day, Chair 
Professor Home 
Professor Verville 
Professor Pabon (At-Large) 
Professor Amt (At-Large, 
Un tenured) 

Faculty Finance Committee: 
Professor Cades, Chair 
Professor N. Smith 
Professor Striner 

Fringe Benefits Committee: 

Dean Mclntire, Chair 

Professor N. Smith, ex-officio 

Professor Fall 

Professor Wright 

Professor Tatum 

Lauren Bedell 

Doris Oakley 

E. Neal Metzbower 

Jeffrey DeMoss 

Susan Davis, ex-officio 

Greivence Committee: 
Dean Wubbels, Chair 
Gene Hessey 
Dean Mclntire 
Professor Baldwin 



Shirley Dorsey 
Brenda Stanley 

Honors and Awards Commit- 
tee: 

President Trout, Chair 
Professor Janson-La Palme 
Professor Kaplan 
Professor Premo 
Professor N. Smith 
Professor Yon 
Andrew McKim 
Brenda Stanley 
Max Walton 

Honors Program: 

Dean Sansing (spring 1992) 

Professor Andrews (fall 1992) 

Professor Scout 

Professor Spilich, Chair 

Kristin Lewis 

Douglas Peterson 

Joint Committee On Comput- 
ing: 

Dean Wubbels, Chair 
Professor Baldwin 
Professor Roat 
Professor Shoge 
Professor Tubbs 
Gene Hessey 
Dr. Paul Bishop 
Shawn Lyons 
Kevin Coveney 
Dr. J. Hamilton ; 

Lecture Series: 
Professor Cousineau, Chair 
Professor Mills 
Professor Munson 
Professor Shad 
Christopher Freisheim 
Kevin Lawner 

See "Committees," 
page 12 



Brief Beef 



Knopf Senior Editor to Speak Today on Publishing 

Today at 2 p.m., Washington College Alumnus Jonathan 
Segal '66 will be speaking on "How a Pulitzer Prize Book Gets Into 
Print." Segal is the Senior Editor of Alfred A. Knopf Publishers 
Inc. While at WC, Segal was SG A President. During the 1970s he 
was a columnist for Esquire magazine, before moving on to 
editorial positions at Simon and Schuster and Random House. 
Segal has edited the works of Gay Talese, Mordecai Richler, Ellen 
Goodman and Woody Allen,amongothers. Segal will be speaking 
in the O'Neill Literary House, and the talk is open to all members 
of the Washington College community. 

Spring 1993 Course Pre-Registration 

Important Dates to Remember: 

• First Advising Day: Thursday November 5 (no classes) 

• Second Advising Day Wednesday November 1 1 (no classes) 

• Program cards are due at Registrar's Office Friday November 
13. 

• Arena Registration is November 19. 

The Office of the Registrar would like to remind students that 
providing alternative choices for course selection increases the 
chanceofgettingfirstorsecondchoicecourses. This will also save 
students the trouble of attending the Arena Registration. 

Students will be notified by campusmail if they do not receive 
a selected course and must attend Arena Registration. Only those 
students who do not get all their courses must attend. 

Please think seriously about alternative courses and indicate 
these on the registration card. 

Area Code Update 

The area code for theEastem Shore is410. Effective November 
1, callers will not be able to use 301 to dial exchanges in the 410 
area. All Maryland counties now use the 410 area code EXCEPT 
the following: Garrett, Alleghany, Washington, Frederick, 
Montgomery, Prince Georges, Charles, and St. Mary's. 

Please note that the 1992-93 Campus Telephone Directory 
incorrectly lists all Maryland area codes as 410; residents of the 
eight above counties still use the 301 area code and cannot be 
reached by dialing 410. 





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From "Committees/' 

page 11 

Moniquc Ware 

Library: 

Professor Day, Chair 
Professor Shad 
Professor Sidhu 
Professor Tubbs 
Mrs. Ingersoll 
Mr. Kehoe 
Mrs. Lowe 
BVG Member 
William Ball 
Kristcn Phalen 
Christine Smith 

Long Range and Strategic Plan- 
ning: 

President Trout, ex-officio 
Dean Wubbels, Chair 
Gene Hessey 
Shawn Lyons 
Kevin Coveney 
Dean Mclntirc 
Joseph Holt 
Reid Raudenbush 
Ms. Kerr, ex-officio 
Professor Dickson 
Professor Kerchner 
Professor Fallaw 
Ms. Wurzbacher 
Edward Athey 
Scott Koon 
Marie Mohler 
CiaranO'Keefe 

Nominations: 
Professor Creegan 
Professor Lamond, Chair 
Professor Taylor 



Review Board For Research 
With Human Subjects: 
Professor Home 
Professor Locker 
Professor Newell, Chair 
Professor Spilich 
Professor Weissman 
Nancy Dick 
Tanya Cunic 

Student Affairs: 

Professor Russell 

Professor Maloncy, Chair 

Professor Fallow (Fall 1992) 

Professor Sherbondy (Spring 

1992) 

Dean Mclntire 

Dean Maxcy 

Monita Airen 

Lynn Clifford 

William T. Phipps, II 

Timothy Stoltzfus 

David Taibi 

SGA Advisor, ex-officio 

Student Aid: 
Dean Sansing 
Professor Bailey 
Professor Sidhu, Chair 
Professor Tapke 
Dean Mclntire 
Dean Maxcy 
Kevin Coveney 
Mrs. Levin 

John-Bruce Alexander 
Brian Ford 
Jennifer Ruppert 

Writing Committee: 
Dean Sansing, Chair 
Professor Baldwin 



Professor Tatum 
Professor Verville 
Professor Wilson 
Geraldine Fisher, ex-officio 
Professor Lamond, ex-officio 
Professor Pabon, ex-officio 
Tanya Allen 
Jcnn Reddish 
Douglas Smith 

Publis Events Committees 

Art Exhibits: 

Professor Andrews, Chair 

Professor Striner 

Concert Series: 

Professor Clarke, Chair 

Professor Mills 

Professor A. Parcel 

Professor K. Smith 

Professor Tatum 

Mary Ellen Trushcim, Director 

Film Series: 
Professor T. Pabon 

Faculty Representative To The 
Full Board: 
Professor Tatum 

Faculty Representative To 
Board Buildings And Grounds: 
Professor Cades 

Faculty Representative To 
Board Student Affairs: 
Professor Maloney 

Faculty Secretary: 
Professor Kerchner 



From "Family/' page 1 



Augmenting the celebra- 
tion will be a special exhibition 
in the library's reference area 
devoted to the early history of 
the printed book. Called 
"Printing in the Age of Colum- 
bus," the exhibit shows the 
transition from the hand-writ- 
ten manuscript to the firstgreat 
printers. 

Among the printing cen- 
ters represented will be Venice, 
Augsburg, Basel, Paris and 
Lyons. The selection of charac- 
teristic examples supplied by 
professor of art Robert Janson- 
La Palme will be accompanied 
by hand-printed captions by 
Washington College Master 
Pressman T. Michael Kaylor. 

Kaylor will also conduct- 
ing the O'Neill Literary House 
Press Demonstration at 2 p.m. 
Kaylor will be giving a brief 
talk on the press, and will dem- 
onstrate printing on an antique 
letterpress, as well as other 
equipment. Items such as 
posters, postcards, etc. will be 
available for sale during Satur- 
day afternoon. 

At 3:30 p.m., President and 
Mrs. Trout will host a reception 
for faculty, new students and 
families at the Hynson- 
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From "Rasmussen," 
page 6 

while still providing care for all 
Americans. He endorses an ' 
educational policy, which 
would, among other things, 
provide governmental loans for 
higher education to anyone, 
provided they pay it back 
through community service or 
as a percentage of their future 
income. He endorses a policy 
toward the underclass thai 
stresses sacrifice as well as as- 
sistance, limiting funds for 
welfare recipients who refuse 
to work after two years. While 
he wisely stresses the deficit 
less than Perot, he is more likely 
to cut it than George Bush. I am 
confident he will achieve these 
aims for two reasons. First, he 
will not have the convenient 
excuse that Congress blocked 
his programs. Second, Bill 
Clinton, unlike recent presi- 
dents, actually understands 
domesticpolicy. It is refreshing 
to see someone grasp policy 
detail in domestic matters, un- 
like President Bush or Reagan. 
On other issues, he is more 
acceptable than either Bush or 
Perot. He is one who disavows 
divisive rhetoric, either implic- 
itly or explicitly. Indeed, oneis 
surprised by the role that 
women, gays, and blacks have 
had in his reign in Arkansas. 
His concern about the AIDS 
epidemic is certainly more evi- 
den t than the President or Ross 
Perot. With Al Gore, a Clinton 
Administration can reverse the 
neglect of the Reagan-Bush 
environmental policies. He 
supports the woman's right to 
choose. In foreign policy, 
Clinton is more willing to break 
from the status quo than Bush. 
He has shown good instincts 
on the issues of Bosnia, China, 
and aid to Russia. While he 
opposes withdrawal from the 
world, he supports changing 
our policy to shape it into a 
more moral fashion. 

Finally, there is the issue of 
"character." George Bushoften 
states that "you can' t be on both 
sides of the issue when Presi- 
dent." Actually, you can: he's 
proved it. I am hard pressed to 
findoncinstance where the Bush 
position has remained consis- 
tent throughout his public life 
One can state the litany of flip" 
flops, but the point is that 
whatever you think of Clinton s 
changing draft-record story, it 
is relatively innocent compared 
to the incoherent cynicism of 
the public life of George Bush. 
One does not show character 
by merely fighting and dying 
in a war you don't believe in : 
one also shows character by 
being guided by core beliefs in 
policy, not merely changing 
positions like a political 
weathervane. In this case, and 
in theothers, the choice is clear' 
Bill Clinton. 



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October 30, 1992 



From "Coffee/' page 1 



dents there in the meantime." 
From November 15 to 20, 
the CoffeeHouse will be closed 
while different campus organi- 
zations paint the walls, tables, 
columns and bar. The 
CoffeeHouse will be divided so 
that groups such as fraternities, 
sororities, sports, clubs, SGA 
and classes have designated 
spaces to decorate. 

The Senior class is slated to 
paint the entire bar and column 
in the CoffeeHouse. 

OnNovember6and7,from 
12 p.m. to 8 p.m., campus or- 
ganizations are scheduled for 
group painting. 

During lunch on Wednes- 
day, November 18, theSGA will 
besellingchairsand ceiling tiles 
to individuals who wish to par- 
ticipate in the project. Painting 
for those interested will occur 
between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 
p.m. in the CoffeeHouse. 

There will be a grand re- 
opening of theCoffeeHouse on 
Friday,November20. Students, 
staff, faculty and alumni will be 
invited to the reception, which 
will meet at 8 p.m. in the 
Hodson Hall study lounge be- 
fore moving to the CoffeeHouse 
for the ceremonial ribbon cut- 
ting. Appetizers and refresh- 
ments will be served. 

In addition to making the 
current CoffeeHouse attractive 
to students, Del Nero said she 
also hopes the interim project 
will encourage people to donate 
to the Hodson Hall project, as 
substantial funds have yet to be 
raised before the renovations 
can continue. 

Shawn Lyons, Vice Presi- 
dent for Development and 
College Relations, said that the 
entire Hodson Hall Renovation 
Project, which includes re- 
structuring the CoffeeHouse, 
will cost approximately 
$1,675,000. To date, there is 
already $ 1 ,01 0,000 pledged, and 
of that, $825,000 is at the college. 
He added that a good por- 
tion of the money has already 
been used for expenses such as 
architects fees and the study 
lounge. Lyons estimated that a 
little less than $675,000 needs to 
be raised. 

Anyone interested in do- 
nating to the project can write 
Lyons at Washington College 
or reach him at ext. 7802. 



Volleyball Brings it Together 
to Conclude Season 



Tyler McCarthy 



Staff Writer 

This past week the 
Sho'womencertainly had there 
ups and downs. The 
action began Thursday as the 
Sho'women hosted St. Mary's. 

The intensity was high and 
the aggressiveness was there 
but it wasn't quite enough to 
get the job done against St. 
Mary's. The Sho'women 
played four competitive games 
but came out on the losing end 



did. The competition started as 
the Sho'women defeated 
Haverford two games to one. 
They continued the winning 
streak as they pummel ed both 
Marymount and Catholic, two 
games to none in both matches. 
Catholic who had previ- 
ously beaten Washington, fell 
twice to the power of the 
Sho'women, 15-1, 15-9. Jen 
Dixon connected with 11 kills, 
bringing her to the number two 
spot in kills for the MAC stand- 
ings. She puts the ball away at 



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three games to one. Dropping 
their record to 8-18. 

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October 30, 1992 



Sports 



Washington College ELM 



MIDNIGHT 
MADNESS 



Tim Rgardon 



Co-Sports Editor 

Midnight on Halloween is 
the setting for the First Annual 
"Midnight Madness" presented 
by the W.C. Basketball squad. 
Don't ask, just prepare to party 
in the Cain Dome! The event, 
which is highlighted by an 
intersquad scrimmage consist- 
ing of two-twenty minu te halfs 
and two squads of 9 or 10, is 
aimed toward raising enthusi- 
asm and school spirit as well as 
funding for the team. Not only 
that- but it's FREE! 

In commemoration of the 



drawing {tickets of which are 
also on sale in the cafeteria until 
dinner on Saturday), 10 shoot- 
ers from the audience will be 
chosen to throw up 3 consecu- 
tive 3 pointers. If you make all 
three shots and your the only 
person to do it you might just 
walk away with up to $150. The 
other half of the money will go 
toward benefiting the basket- 
ball program or possibly char- 
ity. 

This event, open to every- 
one from the school as well as 
the town, is aimed at generat- 
ing support for Washington's 
basketball program and will 




Rup "The Rup" Rupert 



event T-Shirts are available in 
the cafeteria at $10.00 a shirt 
and they will be on sale until 
dinner on Saturday. After that. 
. . tough luck! The scrimmage 
begins at twelve and will last 
until two in the moming. At 
halftime, based on a 50-50 raffle 



only be as good as we, the stu- 
dent body, make it. So make all 
the noise you can, dress up in 
your best costume, and come 
down to watch all your favorite 
stars like RUP, Basel, and pos- 
sible POW candidate Charles 
Cummings perform their magic 
on the court!!! 



Ice Hockey 

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season opener 

against Salisbury State 

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Field Hockey Ends '92 
With a Smile 



Renee Guckert 



Staff Writer 

Washington College field 
hockey brought their season to 
a close last Saturday when they 
stomped Western Maryland 4- 
1. The Shorewomen's first goal 
of the game was scored by 
Eleanor Shriver off a corner hit 
from Heather Mayr with 15:31 
remaining in the first half. Just 
three minutes later, Marie 
Mohler fired at the cage, giving 
Washington a two goal lead 



six goals for the season. To top 
off the game. Amy McCleary 
scored her first goal of the sea- 
son and the final goal of the 
gameoffyetanothercomerpass 
from Heather Mayr, leaving the 
score 4-1. 

A shocked Widener squad 
left the Washington College 
field last Tuesday when they 
too were defeated by the WC 
Shorewomen. In what was 
considered undoubtedly the 
best game WC field hockey has 
played all season, the 



goal with 23:33 left to play. The 
shorewomen could not be de- 
feated, however, as Jill Schultz 
retaliated with a goal a mere 
two minutes after Widener's 
second. The score remained 
tied 2-2 throughout the rest of 
the second half in addition to 
the first overtime, despite 
Washington's domination of 
the ball. As the second over- 
time period emerged, the 
Shorewomen fired up even 
more and took to their oppo- 
nents with fierce drive and 



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Jill Schultz, the goal scoring savior versus Widener, shows us how 
it's done. 



over Western Maryland. 

Western Maryland came 
out strong at halftime, scoring 
their first and only goal with 
14:47 remaining in the game. 
Determined, however, not to 
let their defenses down in the 
second period, WC's squad re- 
lentlessly fought to keep the 
ball in their offensive end. 
Halfback Maria Jerardi accom- 
panied by Peggy Bowman, Jen 
Hanifee, and Eleanor Shriver 
were power houses on defense, 
fighting endlessly with their 
opponents and clearing the ball 
continuously past Western 
Maryland to Washington's 
front line. The Shorewomen's 
third goal was scored off an- 
other corner. The ball was sent 
out to Shriver at the top of the 
circle who proceeded to make 
the pass to Renee Guckert on 
her left. Guckert fumbled but 
regained control of the ball to 
make a reverse stick pass to Liz 
Olivere who was waiting in the 
midst of a crowded circle. 
Olivere then put the shot past 
Western Maryland's defense 
once again, giving her a total of 



shorewomen came back to beat 
Widener 3-2 in double over- 
time. The entire team was de- 
termined to seize the win away 
from this MAC contender as 
they put their skills and raw 
intensity together to form a 
unified team, 

Liz Olivere scored 
Washington's first goal of the 
game and the lone goal for the 
first half. As the second period 
began, Widener's Courtney 
Patton scored unassisted just 
two minutes into the half, tying 
the score 1-1. Despite incred- 
ible efforts by the WC defense 
and goalie Brigid DeVries, 
Widener scored their second 



force. For the second time dur- 
ingthe game, JillSchultz guided 
the ball from her stick into the 
cage with 3:35 left to play, se- 
curing the win for Washington 
3-2. 

Although Washington field 
hockey graduates five seniors 
this year, the team is confident 
and optimistic about the up- 
coming 1993 season. A lot of 
learning and improvement has 
taken place since the squad 
emerged in late August, and 
greatthingsareexpectedofWC 
hockey next fall. Congratula- 
tions WAC on your final two 
victories, and good luck Se- 
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October 30, 1992 



Tennis Toughs Out 
Towson Invitational 



Lizzy O'Hara 



Staff Writer 

The Fall season came to a 
disheartening close for the 
women's Tennis team this past 
veekend in the Towson Invita- 
tional, but there is hope for the 
Spring, their most important 
season. 

The number one player, 
pam Hendrickson camein third 
after losing her first match, but 
winning her second. Jen Sloan 
did not gain any ground over 
her opponents when she lost 



both matches and came in sec- 
ond of the number two players. 
Diana Clausen did the same in 
the third seeded bracket where 
she, in turn, came in fourth. 
Tina Lennon shed a ray of light 
for the team where she was able 
to come in second in herbracket 
by winning her first match, but 
losing her second in the finals. 
Vikki Roth followed in the foot- 
steps of the number two and 
three players by coming in 
fourth, where she lost both 
matches in the number five 
bracket. 



The doubles teams did not 
fair much better than the 
singles, where the number one 
team, Pam and Jen, came in 
fourth after adisappointing loss 
in their third match. Tina and 
Diana came in fourth as well in 
the number two doubles cat- 
egory. 

The Women's Tennis team 
will ambitiously be prepared 
for their Spring opponents, ex- 
emplifying their talents to the 
fullest. Judging by the skills of 
each player, it should be a 
successful '93 season. 



Soccer Hits Dry Spell: 
Scoreless in Last 2 Bouts 



Jason Ronstadt 
Staff Writer 



On October 21st the Wash- 
ington College soccer team 
rolled into Pennsylvania riding 
on a two game win streak and 
rejuvenated spirits. But what- 
ever these spirited Shoremen 
were about to encounter was 
sure to turn their enthusiasm 
into frustration. Fromthestart- 



ing whistle against Widener 
University the Shoremen just 
couldn't seem to get things 
moving. Said Coach Helbling, 
"We played an awful first half 
and were still even with them. 
We really should have been in 
control at that point." 

Once again Washington's 
defense was tighter then a wet 
knot allowing little penetration 
into thesquadsdefensive third. 




Sophomore keeper Greg Miller clasps onto a shot with 
the strenght ofW men 



And when Widener did man- 
age to poke through the 
Shoremen's tough defensive 
armor their shots were con- 
tinually turned ; away by 
Sophomore Goalkeeper Greg 
Miller, who denied all of 
Widener's twelve shots on the 
day. 

It was at the other end of 
the field where the Shoremen 
met with frustration. Said 
Coach Helbling, "Wecontrolled 
the tempo and kept the ball in 
Widener's defensive zone for 
most of the game, but we just 
couldn't seem to put the ball in 
the net." The game remained 
scoreless through the overtime 
period and ended up in a tie. 

Washington's scoring woes 
continued into there next con- 
test against Goucher. Again 
the Shoremen controlled the 
majority of the action out- 
shooting Goucher in shots on 
goal 20-12. But the squad con- 
tinued to miss shots time and 
time again. Goucher managed 
to punch in a lucky shot to ren- 
der the score 1-0, and that was 
the way it stayed. 

Yet, even with the frustrat- 
ing scoring drought, Coach 
Helblingremainsconfidentand 
proud of his teams latest efforts, 
"In the last five games the team 
hasallowed far fewer goals then 
at the beginning of the season. 
We are a very young team and 
over time we'll become better 
at finishing the play. I'm very 
happy with the teams play to 
this point and look forward to 
playing teams like Widener and 
Goucher next year." 

Next on W.C.'s schedule is 
a strong Haverford squad on 
October 28th, and Johns 
Hopkins away on the 30th. 



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Beverly "Set Master" Diaz - 

Well, we must admit, we had to tackle and graple with this 
earth shattering decision but in the end, we'll own up, we put 
Caps second as far as representing true athletes. (Sorry Devlin, 
you were a mistake) You see, Newt's held their 3rd Annual Caps 
Tourney last evening and The Bird Man and myself salivated as 
to whether we should put our shining, smiling faces in this box 
seeinghow we figured noonecan match thelikesof uson thecaps 
court and we would have blown away the rest of the competition, 
(especially Whitey and his little CHUMP sidekick, glazed HAM.) 
But, in all fairness to the rest of you we refrained from entering in 
order to give everyone else a chance at the title. 

Thus, this week's true Newt's POW- theone we all know and 
love. . . Beverly "Set Master" Diaz. Ms. Diaz, the personification 
of Volleyball, shines in every aspect of the game. She makes her 
presence felton both endsof the court but in a subtle way. Bowing 
graciously to her teammates she likes to act as the unsung hero- 
proven by her incredible 341 assists. She definitley shines on the 
front line but she does just as well from the back, leading the team 
in aces with 45. Diaz goes to show that actions speak louder than 
words. Nice job Bev!! 



Crew Hits Head of 
the Schuylkill 



Melissa Harmeyer 



Staff Writer 

The Washington College 
Crew Team headed to Phila- 
delphia on Saturday, October 
24 for the Head of the Schuylkill 
Regatta. There were no out- 
standing winners, but overall 
the team did a wonderful job. 
This race was an opportunity 
for everyone to gain some 
valuable experience. The men's 
team had a quad, two doubles, 
and 2 singles entered in the race, 
while the women had only an 
eight and a four entered. 

The mens Varsity Quad, 
consisting of loe D'Urso, Mark 
Reyero, Doug Peterson, and 
Harrison Gallagher came in 



fourth place. One doubles team 
of John McCarthy and Eric 
Jewett placed 10th while the 
other team of Jon Mulvaney and 
James Pitt placed 12th. Ari 
Kodak, the lightweight single, 
placed last in the race but only 
because his boat had a broken 
rigger. The womens Varsity 8 
and womens Varsity 4 both 
placed about 10th. The boats 
weren't stacked to try and get 
one really fast boat, so everyone 
got a chance to get some racing 
experience. 

Next week the crew squad 
is off to the Head of the 
Occoquan Rega tta which is held 
just outside of Washington 
D.C. Good luck to the entire 
team!! 



Soccer 

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Times 

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]en Dixon mi) one of the select few to achieve Newt's POW status, rises to the occasion and hammers home one of her patented slams, fa 

only a Freshman from Glen Burnie, Maryland, is the core of the offense this year as she leads the '92 Volleyball unit in the two major 

calcines of kills. 299. and digs, 7 73. Overall, she leads in five out of the seven statistical categories possible. 




IScores 


Men's Soccer 






Washington 
Widener 


Washington 
Goucher 




1 


Field Hockev 


3 
2 


Washington 
Widener 


Washington 
W Maryland 


4 
1 


Volleyball 
Washington 
St. Mary's 


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3 


Washington 
Haverford 


2 

1 


Washington 
Marymount 


2 



Washington 
Catholic 


2 



Washington 
F&M 


1 
3 



Beverly Diaz: NEWT's Player of the Week 



Volleyball 

Wins 4 

of Last 5 

See Article, pg. I 3 



Crew 

Strokes 

Up to 

Philly 

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Volume 63, Number Ten • November 6, 1992 



Washington College ■ Chestertown, Maryland 



12 Years of Republican Rule End 

Democrats Retain Majority in Congress 



T, Tarin Towers 
Editor-in-Chief 



The 42nd President of the 
United States was elected 
Tuesday by a margin of 5 per- 
cent of the popular vote. Presi- 
dent-Elect Bill Clinton of the 
Democratic Party won the race 
with 43 percent of the popular 
vote and 370 electoral votes. 



won 19 percent of the popular 
vote, but did not receive an 
electoral vote. 

In the Senate, the majority 
remains Democratic, 57-42. 
(There was no majority Senate 
candidate in Georgia; a run-off 
election will be held to deter- 
mine that seat). 

Four more women now 
hold Senate seats, in addition 




Congressman Wayne Gilchrest teaches an ethics class to members of 
the Washington College Academy of Lifetime Learning 



Republican Incumbent Presi- 
dent George Bush received 38 
percent of the popular vote and 
168 electoral votes. Indepen- 
dent candidate H. Ross Perot 



to the two seats held previously 
by women. For the first time in 
history, both Senate seats in one 
state (California) are held by 
women: Barbara Boxer and 



Diane Fienstein. Carol Moseley 
Braun (D-Ill) is the first black 
woman to win a Senate seat. 

In addition, the firstNative 
American Senator (Ben 
NightHorse Campbell, D-CO) 
was elected; Braun remains the 
only Black Senator, and two 
Asian Pacific candidates won 
seats. 

The House of Representa- 
tives also remains majority- 
Democrat, although Republi- 
cans gained seven seats. Six 
seats are as yet undetermined; 
the current count is 255 Demo- 
crat Congressmen, and 173 
Republicans. 

One-fourth of the House 
seats were won by new mem- 
bers. Forty-seven women are 
now national Representatives, 
as well as 37 Blacks, 18 His- 
panics, and four Asian Pacific 
Congressmen. 

In Maryland, Incumbent 
Democrat Barbara Mikulski 
continues to sit with Senator 
Paul Sarbanes; half the Mary- 
land House members are Re- 
publican and half Democrats. 

The Maryland Charter' 

See "Election/' page 9 



Faculty Adopt Part-Time 
Appointments Policy 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

The faculty adopted a new 
policy regarding part-time fac- 
ulty appointments at their No- 
vember 2 meeting. Professor 
Robert Day, Chair of the Fac- 
ulty Affairs Committee, said 
that President Charles H. Trout 
had proposed such a policy; the 
committee subsequently had 
asked the president to draft 
such a statement. 

Thispreliminary policy had 
been re- worked by the commi t- 
tee with 'considerable input" 
from other faculty members. 
Final corrections were made 
prior to Monday's meeting to 
corroborate with a Fringe Ben- 
efits policy recently passed by 
the Board of Visitors and Gov- 
ernors. 

The statement, which next 
year will appear in the Faculty 
Handbook, covers salary and 
benefits for three different 
groups: full-time faculty who 
wish to teach a partial load 
temporarily; half- to five-sixths- 
time faculty; and under half- 
time faculty, or lecturers. The 
policy is designed to comple- 



ment previous regulations cov- 
ering retirement, facul ty du t ies, 
fringe benefits, etc. 

Day said that the policy 
could not possibly encompass 
specific needs of every current 
part-timefacultymcmber. "It's 
a forward-looking document 
designed to govern future ap- 
pointments," he said. Thecom- 
mittee advised current part- 
time professors to consult their 
department's chair or Dean 
Gene Wubbels for specifics on 
their own situation. 

Day also announced that 
the committee is working on 
two other possible statements, 
on affirmative action and early 
retirement. 

In other business: 
• Professor Ed Weissman of 
the Task Force on the Status of 
Lesbians and Gay Men at 
Washington College stated that 
the task force was nearing 
completion of their report to 
the president. Based on the 
results, Weissman said, the 
group had decided on the fol- 
lowing five recommendations 
to the college: 

See ''Faculty/' page 9 



Here's to the Good 01' Days 

SGA and Students to Revive CoffeeHouse 



Sam Johnston 
Staff Writer 



The steady beat of Motown 
throbbed in time with the 
dancers as they gyrated on the 
dance floor of the smoky low- 
lit room. At the tables, diners 
devoured robust slices of pizza 
washed down with rivers of 
wer. Caricatures of the regulars 
adorned the walls, and the 
stools at the sizeable bar were 
always full. This, believe it or 
not, was the Washington Col- 
le ge CoffeeHouse. 

In its heyday, the 
CoffeeHouse was the main 
Gathering place for students and 
faculty alike. Built by the stu- 
dents inl972, the original 
CoffeeHouse was about one- 
half the size of the current 
house, windowless, decorated 
ln the style of a campus pub, 



and most notably, always filled 
to capacity every night of the 
week. 

Dean Maureen Mclntire 
recalls, "It was dark, bar-like, 
smoky, noisy, crowded, and 
wonderful." 

Totally run by students, the 
atmosphere wascasual enough 
that anyone could tend bar or 
go back in the kitchen to cook 
what Dean Mclntire describes 
as "the best pizza in the world." 

The CoffeeHouse opened 
at 9 p.m. every night, and pro- 
vided a social place for students 
coming from the library and 
staff just comingfrom meetings. 
The polarity today between 
students and faculty in regards 
to social functions was almost 
non-existent at that time. 

"I was 22 then," Dean 
Mclntire remembers, "and 
younger than some of my stu- 



dents. Most of the faculty then 
was between 22 and 26, and the 
Coffee House was a legitimate 
way to hang out with the kids. 
You didn't feel awkward min- 
gling; you had a reason to be 
there." 

Asked to pinpoint the cause 
of the CoffeeHouse's recent 
decline in popularity, Mclntire 
cited the changing needs of our 
generation and the unfortu- 
nately static role of the 
CoffeeHouse. As well, the 
raising of the drinking age from 
18 then to 21 now has disabled 
the college's ability to serve al- 
cohol at the house. 

In Spring of '93, renova- 
tions are slated to begin on 
turning the CoffeeHouse and 
the Deli into a single space. It is 
to be a "campus party room, 

See "C-House," page 9 



Inside 



Crisis /Counter-Crisis 
Reactions to Election 

Huck's not Afraid of 
the Thought Police 

Visiting Lecturer 
Rethinks Kristallnacht 

Scott Graham Reviews 
American Dream 

Inter-Fraternity 
Council Report Premier 



November 6, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Slow News Week 



Did you ever wonder what makes someone decide what their 
editorial's going to be on? Did you ever wonder if the guys at the 
Washington Post ever run outta things to say? Like, does David 
Broder ever say, "Ah, shit, there's no real news this week, what 
the hell am I going to talk about? The election? Please, I've been 
talking about that for months now!" 

There are some subjects it takes just too much research for me 
to write about while trying to put out a paper. I don't know 
enough about foreign affairs to write about them, and I could 
research them, but hey, why bother? The editorial is sometimes 
the first thing on my mind and sometimes the last. If I want an 
opinion piece on Iraq or something, I know Scott Koon will cover 
it. Vegetarianism? Mutants? The Pepsico conspiracy? Matt 
Shields covers that. So increasingly, I'm left to cover on-campus 
issues, and frankly, there aren't that many. 

1 could talk about how they serVe Thanksgiving Dinner far 
too often in the Dining Hall, but there's not much to say on that. 
I could talk about how nobody goes to plays, lectures, etc. 
anymore, including professors, but I'm tired of thinking about 
that. IFyou go to these things, you know there's poor attendance. 
The rest of you sad chumps aren't planning on going anytime 
soon anyway, so why bother? (insert beer here) 

I could talk about the dangers of propping doors, but that's 
been covered, and we've actually cut down on that. 

1 could talk about the anti-Black and anti-Semite grafitti on 
campus that really bothers me, especially when I notice it during 
a faculty meeting. Nobody else is going to talk about this, but 
what's to say? "Graffitti is bad. Discrimination is bad. Stop it." 
Some people are just beyond help, and I decided that one day in 
the dining hall. 

"Okay, lef s go over this one more time," said the old jock to 
the young jock. (They were players of a nameless collegiate sport 
involving big sticks.) "No means yes, and yes means twice. Got 
it?" This is an exact quote overheard while getting bread. Ah, the 
instruction of the young! I'm so glad that upperclassmen set such 
a good example for new students at WC. (insert beer here.) 

And the beer thing really bugs me. I'm not opposed to beer, 
trust me. But I don't think it should be the primary motivation for 
interpersonal relationsata small liberal arts collegeon Maryland's 
Eastern Shore, or anywhere for that matter. 

But if we're going to drink, and it appears that we are, then 
why not sell beerin theC-House? Yes, 1 know that it's now against 
all kinds of rules, and I realize that once the C-House gets 
revamped so that it looks really swell and bands can play there 
more often, more people may go, but right now it's much deader 
than it was even my freshman year, a mere two years ago. 

It's okay, I guess, that they have all this stuff going on on 
Wednesday nights, but I no longer have Wednesdays nor 
Thursdays (you're reading the reason why). And registering for 
Open Mike Night??? That meansit'snot really open, and that's not 
cool. 

And about this weather thing - why is it always raining 
around here? Sure, it's nobody's fault, but I have to complain 
about something. 

So anyway, by the time I actually get around to writing an 
editorial, it'sreally lateat night, and either I havesomething to say 
or I don't. This week I don't, because I promised not to spend this 
space gloating. Sorry. 



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Kretzer Defends Vegetarians: 
Shame Shame, Matt Shields 



To the Editor: 

I have just finished reading 
Matthew Shields' "article" on 
vegetarianism and my reaction 
is simply one of disgust and 
anger. I feel that his attacks on 
the vegetarian population were 
unfounded and malicious. 
While I am not a full vegetarian 
yet, I have greatly reduced my 
meat consumption in past 
months and I took his article as 
an insult to me and my full 
vegetarian sistersand brothers. 

To begin with, for him to 
argue that the slaughter of 
animals is not cruel and typical 
of a male, phallocentric society 
is flat out wrong. Every society 
that has ever existed has con- 
sumed meat. Every society that 
ever existed was male domi- 
nated. No society that has ever 
existed was perfect. Do you see 
my reasoning, Mr. Shields? 
Carnivorous behavior is the 
very obstacle between us and a 
peaceful society. 

Mr. Shields' assertion that 
theentire vegetarian movement 
is an alien plot is ludicrous. 
While such conspiracies have 
been known to happen (may I 
site the Republican Party's as- 
sassinations of JFK and John 
Lennon), I think that bogeymen 



in the form of blue spacemen 
are as far fetched as bogeymen 
in the form of communist dic- 
tators. Really now, Mr. Shields. 

As for meat-like vegetable 
products, they are necessary. 
As one who is in the process of 
kicking the meat addiction (no 
doubt the result of addictive 
steroids injected into meat by 
conservative slave driving 
businessmen) I can testify that 
Not Dogs and Veggieburgers 
are both tasty and important in 
the step by step process of get- 
ting better and becoming a 
vegetarian. For those of you 
who haven't tried them, I rec- 
ommend that you do so. 

In closing, I would like to 
point out that Mr. Shields' ar- 
ticle was no more than a bully- 
ing attack on the brave men 
and women who have cast 
away their primitive, unnatu- 
ral urges and become vegetar- 
ians. Well, Mr. Shields, you and 
the other brownshirts of big 
business are in for a surprise. 
People are becoming healthier, 
more humane and less male 
dominated. This is thedawn of 
the Age of the Vegetarian. 

Daniel Kretzer '93 



Wubbels 

Addresses 

Racism 

To the Editor: 

Tracy Stoer of Hamilton 
College expresses outrage in a 
letter to last week's ELM con- 
cerning a racially derogatory 
remark she heard shouted ona 
bus at a Washington College 
event. She fears that such re- 
marks are routine at Washing- 
ton College, an atmosphere she 
compares adversely with the 
one at Hamilton. 

I wish to note that racial 
epithets are unusual here and 
not condoned, but we live in a 
country in which speech is 
protected by the Constitution. 
We hope that Hamilton is in- 
deed the fountain of pure light 
that she reports. Even enlight- 
ened institutions, however, 
harbor backsliders and small 
minds. We regret with her that 
the speaker in question did not 
get a strong negative reaction 
from those present, but let there 
be no doubt that this College 
does not suffer racists gladly 
We are trying to build a com- 
munity based on love and re- 
spect. Thatprojectcanbelitor 
plunged into darkness by what 
each individual heart chooses 
to say. 

Gene G. Wubbels 

Provost and Dean of the College 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



November 6, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



I realize that last week I 
stated that the results from the 
poll of Washington College 
students on the election would 
appear in this space, but when 
Tarin offered me the opportu- 
nity to write a point/ counter- 
point with my friend Matt 
Shields I could hardly refuse. 

In both this campaign and 
the 1988 campaign Bush dem- 
onstrated a degree of pettiness 
which I found unfitting to his 
office and stature. Yet Bush's 
concession speech on Tuesday 
night was far more gracious 
than 1 expected it to be. Noth- 
ingin public life became him so 
well as the leaving of it. 

This week has witnessed 
the end of the Reagan/Bush era, 
and I would contend that also it 
marks the beginningof a period 
of domination of national po- 
litical life by moderately left 
wing ideologues. The situation 
seems analogous to 1980, when 
an incumbent President who 
had done a reasonably good 
job was ousted because of a 
single issue which was beyond 
his control. 

The issue beyond Bush's 
control is the economy. The 
issue beyond Carter's control 
was the hostage crisis. Both 
Carter and Bush were hu rt by a 
third candidate who took more 
votes away from the incumbent 
than the challenger. Both lost 
by electoral landslides. 

Bill Clinton's most attrac- 
tive characteristic to the 
American people is that he is 
notGeorgeBush. People today 
associate Bush and Reagan with 
the failure of the American 



dream, justas twelve yearsago 
they associated Jimmy Carter 
with impotenceinintemarional 
affairs. 

We do not know exactly 
what we have done in selecting 
Bill Clinton to be our President. 
Most people realize that the 
global recession is not going to 
be solved from the White 
House. We don't know what 
we will be saying about Bill 
Clinton in four years. What we 
do know is what Bill Clinton is 
not. 

So as we celebrate what has 
begun, letusalso celebrate what 
has ended. Twelve years ago 
Jimmy Carter pointed out that 
he was unlikely to involve 
America in a war, and that 
Reagan would probably be too 
hotheaded. And sure enough, 
Reagan got us involved in 
Grenada. It felt good at the 
time, too, didn't it? No teeny 
little Caribbean island can push 
us around. 

Not that Grenada was 
pushing us around, but we in- 
vaded just because ... well, be- 
cause. And that's a good 
enough reason to invade 
somewhere, now isn't it? 
Grenada was our Falkland Is- 
lands: it made us feel good. Use 
of military force is lot like using 
cocaine. You do it, and you feel 
good. Except afterwards you 
realize that you spent a lot of 
money for something with no 
material reward, and the things 
that you thought were brilliant 
and witty are revealed to be 
asinine and dangerous. 

See "Koon/' page 8 



CAMPUS VOICES 



By Dude 



You are staging an all-faculty version of "Gilligan's 
Island." Who will you cast? 




Gilligan: Gillin; Skipper: Day; 
Mr Howell: Lamond; Mrs. 
Howell: Tatum; Ginger: Wolff; 
the Professor: Lin; Mary Ann: 
Mills. 

Jerry Hunt 
Senior 
Towson, MD 



Gilligan: Sieman; Skipper: Day; 
Mr. Howell: Lamond; Mrs. 
Howell: Tatum; Ginger: Wolff; 
the Professor: Cousineau; Mary 
Ann: Fessler. 
Marianne Culbertson 
Sophomore 
Timonium, MD 



Gilligan: McKillop; Skipper: 
Day; Mr. Howell: Newell; Mrs. 
Howell: Home; Ginger: Wolff; 
the Professor: Munson; Mary 
Ann: Verville. 
Sonja Wilson 
Sophomore 
Selinsgrove, PA 




Gilligan: Gillin; Skipper: Day; 
Mr. Howell: Lamond; Mrs. 
Howell: Home; Ginger: Wolff; 
the Professor: Brien; Mary Ann: 
Fessler. 
Gehrett Ellis 
Senior 
Odenton, MD 



Gilligan: Vahlbusch; Skipper: 

Day; Mr. and Mrs. Howell: the 

Caseys; Ginger: Daigle; the 

Professor: Sidhu; Mary Ann: 

Fessler. 

Katie Degentesh 

Junior 

Pasadena, MD 



Gilligan: Daigle; Skipper 
Fallaw; Mr. Howell: Maloney; 
Mrs. Howell: Sansing; Ginger: 
Home; the Professor: Munson; 
Mary Ann: Verville. 
Tora Triolo 
Sophomore 
Albany, NY 



Counter-Crisis: Slick Willy Means Change 



Let me not be the first per- 
son to tell you that Slick Willy 
Clinton (I'll call him Swilly for 
short) will become President of 
the United States in January. 
*es, the democratic process has 
fried us again, but now is not 
'he time forme to pissand moan 
ov er uniform ignorance in our 
^tion. I shall press on and 
^opt Swilly's theme of 
change." In doing so, I will 
P'oposea few surgical changes 
f °r this newspaper. 

Change isn't just what the 
a verage citizen will have in his 
P°*et after Swilly's new tax- 
reform" policies. To me and 
" e average voter, change 
"Wanstoalterormakedifferent. 
'"' example, Slick Willy pro- 



poses to change our nation's 
health care, our defense pro- 



Matt 
Shields 



gram, our education systems; 
the list could go on almost end- 
lessly. Oh! He even proposed 
to change the seal of the federal 
government from an eagle to a 
condom. If s true. 

The American eagle is old- 
school Republican. The eagle 
stood for power, strength, and 



freedom. But the new bold 
image of the nineties is the 
condom; it, too, is power, 
strength and freedom, but for a 
"new age." The condom is the 
perfect emblem for a Demo- 
cratic Party controlled govern- 
ment: It stands for inflation, 
protects a bunch of pricks, halts 
production and givesone a false 
sense of security while being 
screwed. Good calLSlick Willy. 
Change interests me just as 
fortune tellers interest me. 
Hence, while writing this para- 
graph I havedonned a swami's 
turban and a wizard's robe. I 
am holding a sealed envelope 
marked THE FUTURE to my 
forehead. Yes, I am about to 
make a prediction for Clinton's 



presidency. Within six months 
(read my text— SIX MONTHS) 
every political cartoonist, ev- 
ery political commentator, ev- 
ery journalist across this great 
nation of ours, along with the 
castof Saturday Night Live, will 
besystematicallytumingSwilly 
Clinton into a bumbling nitwit 
hick from Arkansaaaw — you 
gotta say it with a drawl, a little 
drool running down your cheek 
and an empty stare. Ever see 
Deliverance? 

Anyway, remember how 
George Bush turned water into 
wine and raised Lazarus dur- 
ing and after the Gulf War? 
Well, if Bush had walked on 
water during the final weeks of 
campaign '92 the front page of 



the Washington Post (the Pinko 
Post, I call it) would have read 
BUSHCAN'TSWIM. Thesame 
will happen to our slick little 
buddy Bill. Democrats are not 
immune to media derision. 
Remember that bumbling hick 
from Georgia who thought a 
fluffy bunny rabbit looked a 
whole lot like a Russian tor- 
pedo? You see, the press can 
anticipate and manipulate 
change long before any candi- 
datecan. They love Swilly now; 
they'll rail him later. That's 
called changing the nation's 
opinion. 

So what does one do to 
avoid presidential heartbreak? 

See "Shields/' page 8 



November 6, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



Open Forum: Multiculturalism 
and Diversity Reconsidered 



Michel N'Youngou-Christophe is 
this year's French lab assistant. 
While at WC, he is working on his 
doctoral thesis in American Social 
History. 

Is this yet another dubious 
gift from the top ? Another 
product of a guilt-ridden mind 
or another strategy to keep the 
status-quo ? What do you think 
? At least, it is certainly nice to 
hear, for a change, that all cul- 
turesare valid, equal, that there 
is not just one way of looking at 
things, etc. 

Cultures are essentially 
ways of doing things, and the 
differing efficiency with which 
these cultures reach diverse 
goals accounts in my opinion 
for their inequality at a par- 
ticular timein history . Cultures 
are not equal. Here 1 measure a 
culture's efficiency in relation 
to its ability to provide for the 
well-being — spiritual, material, 
intellectual — of the people 
concerned by it, by its ability to 
perfect and reproduce itself 
while maintaining the integrity 
of its natural environment. 
Certain cultures have been 
more efficient than others in 
thepast, to see themselves, later 
on left out of breath at the pe- 
riphery of history. The relative 
superiority of Egypt is very 
different today from what it 
used to be at the time of the 
pharaos. China today does not 
quite enjoy the great technical 
superiority that it used to have 
over Europe. 

A culture is never perma- 
nently or decisively superior to 
another. But at a given point in 
time it can most definitely be 
said to be superior or inferior 
to another. .Now let us not 
confuse the visible or conceiv- 
able result of a given culture 
with the individuals behind it. 
They (the individuals) have 
only explored doing things in a 
particular set of ways it does 
not mean that they are limited 
assuch, tomorrow they can still 
do things differently. 

Yes, multiculturalism asan 
ideology isa gif t from the top. It 
is an idea that the intellectual 
and artistic elite hasbeen toying 
with fora long time. They trickle 
it do wn to us, the common man 
on the street. As I see it, 
multiculturalismisnotan issue. 
It is only an issue with those 
who have so far refused to see 
or hear anything or anybody 
who did not sound or look like 
them. People in the major de- 
mocracies of the world come 
from numerous ethnic and 



cultural backgrounds none of 
them waited for you to ac- 
knowledge their cultures' va- 
lidity . Although they've been 
with youall along, if sonly now 



Michel 
N'Youngou- 
Christophe 



that you seem to want to ac- 
knowledge their humanity. 
Thank you, it's very nice, but 
apart from a few self-defeated 
individuals they did not wait 
for you. They" vebeen trying so 
hard to preserve their cultures; 
they must have known they 
were valid. In a sense, these 
talks of multiculturalism re- 
mind me of paternalism. I am 
even afraid that 

multiculturalism might become 
the new and acceptable mask 
of racialism. It does not ques- 
tion the real distribution of 
power in any way. Paradoxi- 
cally, it is an instrument in the 
so-called fight against racism. 
I said earlier that 
multriculturalism wasn't an is- 
sue; they have just made it an 
issue. Why, to present them- 
selves as open-minded, toler- 
ant, and above all, knowledge- 
able? This is the new 'in' thing 
in American well-to-do circles. 
Multiculturalism is supposed 
to undo what years of coward- 
ice have done. What a poor 
medecine. What an unreliable 
refuge. Hopefully, it possesses 
within itself its own limitations 
and in due time will find its 
place on the dusty shelves of 
past intellectual fads. It is just a 
substitute for action that only 
helps polarize society even 
more. If our purpose is to elimi- 
nate bigotry and promote bet- 
ter relations along ethnic and 
cultural lines, why not then fo- 
cus on the real deal, empower- 
ment? Why not get rid of all the 
artificially created barriers to 
our mutual progress. America 
needs more brains to help re- 
vive its economy. Why not then 
open the doors and tap the hu- 
man resources that you have 
(no matter what color) to the 
fullest. Your fear of question- 
ing your deep-seated fears of 
fellow countrymen with a dif- 
ferent facial angles might prove 
fatal to the whole country. 
Anyway, why do I care? This is 
not my country. It doesn't mat- 



ter in any way because the fu- 
tureof the larger world is linked 
to a certain extent to what 
happens in your big country 
that I incidentally happen to 
like a great deal. 

Certainly, multiculturalism 
is a celebration of difference. In 
a way, this is irrelevant because 
differences can take care of 
themselves. But I do under- 
stand, mind you, why this cel- 
ebration was made necessary. 
Society failed to give individu- 
als a feeling of belonging AS 
INDIVIDUALS. To celebrate 
differences is to deepen divi- 
sions further, reinforce selfish- 
ness, exacerbate conflicts and 
weaken society as a whole. We 
know we are all different, but 
that difference is more superfi- 
cial than we may think it is. Let 
us concentrate on what unites 
us. Besides, it isa great injustice 
to truth to presume thatbecause 
the next man comes with a dif- 
ferent carnal envelope he nec- 
essarily has a different message 
to deliver to the world. You 
may be shocked by this but no 
matter what color, language 
spoken at home, socialization 
process you go through, you 
areall immediately identifiable 
as Americans to me, and you 
have more in common amongst 
yourselves than you will ever 
have with the people where I 
camefrom.So,beproudofyour 
ancestry, but never forget that 
to the world you are first and 
foremost Americans. Yet, let 
not this pride be a weapon to 
your own destruction. Talks of 
multiculturalism are a surren- 
der to defeat, an avoidance of 
one's duty to be human first, 
and they will only lead to the 
resegregationof America. Itook 
it upon myself to write these 
few lines because as an indi- 
vidual my victory is to tran- 
scend culture, race, class and 
whatnot to make a bond with 
the part of you that has still 
retained some humanity and 
challenge to leave the comfort 
of our good conscience. 

Somehow multi- 

culturalism is evocative of the 
past. It is a reaction to the past. 
It brings back memories of the 
past, which if not dealt with 
constructively, can entrap us 
all into self-defeatingattitudes. 
A great writer who happens to 
share the same culture with me, 
FrantzFanon, once said: "Will 
be free those who refuse to al- 
low themselves to be locked up 
in the substantiated tower of 
the past." 



More Letters 
to the Editor 

O'Keeffe Thanks Administration 



To the Editor: 

The Washington College 
Rugby Football Club is now in 
its third year and to many it 
seemed as though this would 
be its last. Financial problems 
and numerous unnecessary 
setbacks put the club in what 
seemed to many a difficult 
situation. Concemsranhighin 
connection to administrative 
help from the College and 
general College support in 
terms of access to a field on 
campusand joining the Eastern 
PennRugby Union. These were 
two goals that the club, its 
members and officers, had in 
mind coming into the 1992-93 
season. Now Washington 
Rugby is at a stage where these 
goals are now no longer mere 
dreams. Working closely with 



the Department of Physical 
Education and Athletics and 
Recreational Sports Program, 
the club seems set to moveon to 
only better things. Aided by 
increased administrative back- 
ing from the College in the form 
of funding, field development 
and organizational support, this 
represents a positive step to- 
wardsimproved relations with 
Rugby and theCollege.moving 
it from its current off campus 
situation to a viable club sport 
representing Washington Col- 
lege in every sense of the word, 
Thanks to everyone for 
your support and assistance! 

Ciaran J. O'Keeffe 

President 

WC Rugby Football Club 



Small Attendance for Big Problem 



To the Editor: 

As a concerned human be- 
ing, I feel compelled to write to 
you and the Washington Col- 
lege paper, the ELM because 
those who choose to read this 
have choices they make every- 
day. 

On Thursday evening, Oc- 
tober 22, 1992, 1 chose to attend 
a lecture by Dr. Sylvia Silver. 
This lecture had been well an- 
nounced on campus and 
throughout various communi- 
ties: Understanding HIV/ 
AIDS. "Doctor Sylvia Silver is 
anassociateprofessoratGeorge 
Washington University in the 
DepartmentofPathology. This 
direct, informed speaker will 
enlighten the audience on the 
current status of AIDS, includ- 
ing the broad range of its vic- 



tims, while explaining how HIV 
actually progresses within the 
human body." 

This was a unique and eye 
opening lecture. Doctor Silver 
was informative, sensitive, and 
up-to-date. Personally, I wish I 
had seen every Dean, Professor, 
Student and Parent in atten- 
dance to avail themselves of her 
knowledge. 

Hopefully, more faculty 
and students will make the 
choice to be informed of those 
areas affecting health and life- 
We are so fortunate to have the 
opportunity of furthering our 
knowledge by first-class pre- 
sentations such as Doctor 
Silver's. 

Mrs. Helene A. Clifford 

Sykesville, MD 



Huck Attacks Campus Thought Police 



To the Editor: 

You rail against anony- 
mous, politically incorrect 
messages. I find that funny. 
People would rather not deal 
with Campus Thought Police. 

RE: thatprolix socialist who 
provides lots of copy, and 
would like to incarcerate me, 
lest I infect the innocent with 
my venomous ideology, I was 
astounded to learn he is 24 years 
old. Why isn't he out in the 
world? 

In keeping with the pre- 



cept KISS (Keep It Simple, Stu- 
pid), Professor Weissman 
soundsoff with "Bush = Death." 

The perfect Washington 
College student, Ms. Webb, 
announces that she is votingfor 
Clinton because she wants to 
get an A from Weissman. I 
wouldsay, she has learned what 
the College has to teach. 

Print this. The Thought 
Police can't touch me. 

Dr. Susan Huck 

Church Hill 



Washington College EL M 

Getting The Jump On 
The Job Market 



Readingthedaily headlines 
can be disheartening if not 
downright depressing — espe- 
cially if you are entering the job 
market for the first time. The 
last few years have seen shrink- 
ing opportunities for recent 
graduates. 

At the same time, in an in- 
creasingly globalized society, 
expectations are greater for the 
new professional entering the 
work force. In a narrow, com- 
plex job market the graduate 
who can bring something sub- 
stantial to the table stands the 
best chance of landing the job 
and succeeding. 

One way to take charge of 
your professional future and to 
make yourself more competi- 
tive is to have some "real" ex- 
penence on your resume. And 
if this experience takes place in 
oneof the world's international 
"power" cities, the rewards can 
be even greater. Washington, 
D.C. is one city with hundreds 
of internship opportunities. 

The Institute for Experien- 
tial Learning (IEL) is one of 
several internship programs in 
Washington. Dr. Mary Ryan, 
Executive Director of IEL, 
stresses "While you still have 
time to plan for the future, you 
want to take advantage of all 
'he educational opportunities 
you can. In a right job market, 
you need practical, on-site ex- 
perience, becauseabackground 
in the professional work place 
gives you an edge in landing 
the right position after you 
graduate." 

In addition to enhancing 
your resume and expanding 
your network of contacts, a 
successful internship can help 
you project more confidence in 
job interviews, because you 
have something concrete to 
discuss. It also gives you valu- 
ableinsightintowhatyoudoor 
do not want in a work environ- 
ment, and allows you to ex- 
plore career options. Finally, it 
allows you to experience first- 
hand the relationship of the 
Public and private sector, and 
10 get to know a diversity of 
People. 

As one former student 
^ys," Without this internship 
a "EL under my belt, my future 
job hunting would have been 
™t or miss. I now recognize the 
"aryingaspectsof international 
clarions and have narrowed 
down my interests." 

Another student, now ap- 
plying what she learned, be- 
eves that "The internship 
*? u 6ht me several things one 
does not learn in standard 
passes incollege. The videoand 
lm industry have a language 
a " their own - a point which is 
overlooked in classroom exer- 
cises." 



The IEL program, called 
The Capital Experience, is 
unique among Washington in- 
ternship programs because it is 
academically based. Students 
generally can earn up to to 17 
credits for it. Designed to be a 
serious learning experience tai- 
lored to each student's needs 
and goals, it stresses close col- 
laboration between the student, 
the on-campus faculty advisors, 
IEL staff and on-site sponsors. 
Individualized placements 
are made in a wide range of 
government agencies, busi- 
nesses, professional offices and 
non-profit organizations. 

Students, who come from 
around the world, formulate 
their own learning plans to 
guide their internships, spend- 
ing four days a week at work 
and one day at IEL seminars, 
site visits, tours and briefings. 
The combination of course 
work and the internship allows 
students to test how classroom 
theories are realized in prac- 
tice. One IEL student said she 
felt that she "matured and 
learned aboutmyself by chang- 
ing lifestyles from a college kid 
to a business professional," 
adding that "I expected to be 
doing 'gopher' work, but was 
pleasantly surprised that the 
work I was given to do was 
varied and interesting." 

Carefully organized, seri- 
ous internship programs offer 
students the opportunities to 
maximize their college years, 
and to gain the confidence and 
independence they need to 
succeed in a highly competitive 
job market. As IEL's Dr. Ryan 
asks,"Can you afford not to in- 
vest in your future?" 

For more information, con- 
tact The Institution for Experi- 
ential Learning, 1325 G Street, 
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005- 
3104 or call 800-IEL-0770. 



Senior Campaign 
Committee Hosts 
Dinner 



Traci Castello 



Senior Campaign Committee 

With only 199 days left un- 
til graduation, the members of 
the Class of 1993 are fast ap- 
proaching alumni status. Last 
week, the Senior Campaign 
Committee celebrated by host- 
ing adinner for the senior class. 
The Senior Campaign is 
part of an effort to enhance the 
College's young alumni pro- 
grams. The campaign seeks to 
strengthen class identity, edu- 
cate soon-to-be alumni about 
the needs of the College, and 
raise $2,500 for the Washington 
College Fund. 

Kathy Wurzbacher 'S3, 
President of the Alumni Coun- 
cil, welcomed seniors to the 
alumni world: "...onceyouhave 
been at WC two semesters, you 
are considered an alum," she 
said. "Don't forget the Alumni 
House is there for students as 
well as alumni, and the Alumni 
Association includes plenty of 
young alumni." 

She encouraged seniors to 
join the local alumni chapter 
after graduation, to make new 
friends in a new place and to 
tap intoaprofessional network. 
SGAPresidentJenDelNero 
reminded seniors of some of 
the changes they have wit- 
nessed over the last few years. 



The Class of '93 remembers 
wearing boots to class every 
day because the campus was so 
muddy; crowding into the 
basement of Bill Smith waiting 
for the mailroom to open; 
standing in line for hours in the 
dreary basement of Hodson 
Hall to buy books in the book- 
store. And they are the last 
class to remember the HELL of 
arena registration. 

Kristen Kujawski, who 
chairs the Senior Campaign, 
announced that between now 
and graduation seniors will be 
asked to pledge support to 
Washington College with a gift 
to the Senior Campaign. She 
explained, "Most people don't 
know that it costs more than 
$26,000 to educate each student 
enrolled. Tuition, room and 
board cost $18,354. This means 
that tuition coversonly 70 cents 
of every dollar spent on you. 
The Washington College Fund 
and the Senior Campaign help 
to make up the difference." 

Kujawski continued, "We 
arenotaskingfora lotof money. 
Some peoplecangivemore than 
others. Each of us can give 
something. More important 
than the amount of money 
raised is our goal to achieve 
100% commitment from the 
Class of 1993." 



November 6, 199 2 

Science Grant 
Helps Fund 
Chemistry 
Equipment 



The science programs at 
Washington College received 
another boost recently with a 
successful proposal to the Na- 
tional Science Foundation-In- 
strumentation and Laboratory 
Improvement (ILI) Program for 
high performance liquid chro- 
matograph (HPLC). 

The proposal was submit- 
ted lastNovemberby Dr. James 
R. Locker, Associate Professor 
of Chemistry, and Dr. David E. 
Russell, Assistant Professor of 
Biology. This is the fifth ILI 
grant that Washington College 
has received since 1986. 

NSFawarded the College a 
grant of $19,700 towards the 
purchase of the HPLC. A 
Hewlett-Packard Model 1050 
HPLC system hasbeen ordered, 
and should be on campus be- 
fore the end of the fall semester. 
This type of instrument is used 
to separate a complex mixture 
into its components. Once this 
separation is achieved each 
component can be identified 
and its concentration deter- 
mined. 

The HPLC will be used in 
introductory chemistry courses, 
upper level biology and chem- 
istry courses, andin the research 
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Week at a Glance 



November 6-12 



Film Series: 



American Dream 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday, and 
Monday 



Gender Issues on Both Sides of the Atlantic, Guest Speakers: Audrey Fessler, 
Doris Wietfeldt, Bridgette Winchester, Tina McCuen, O'Neill Literary House, 
Kaffee und Kuchen, 3:30 p.m.. Talk, 4:00 p.m. 

TheConnells,BA)LFC,7:30p.m. Admission: $8.00WCstudents,$12.00non- 
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Friday 



Civil War Re-enactment, CAC, 1:00 p.m. 

Kristallnacht: The Sanctification of Life in Hard Times Guest Speaker: 

Alan Udoff, Hynson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by 

the Philosophy Club and Hillel Club t 



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Sunday 



Kidnapping of Free Blacks on the Eastern Shore, Guest Speaker: Carol Wilson, 
O'Neill Literary House Tea, 4:00 p.m., Talk, 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the 
O'Neill Literary House Monday Series + 



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Monday 



Jazz Class, BAJLFC, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Canadian Culture "Canadian Women Writers," Guest Speaker: Loma Irving. 
"Contemporary Inuit Textile Artists," Guest Speaker: Bemadette Driscoll. 
Hynson Lounge, 9:30-1 1:30 a.m., followed by lunch. Admission: $17.50 WC- 
ALL members, $20.00 non-members. For additional information & reserva- 
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Ad-hoc Committee for Academic Honesty, CAC Commons, 8:00 p.m. 

Advising Day, no classes 

Ballroom Dance, BAJLFC, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 



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Tuesday 



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Wednesday 



Ballet Class, BAJLFC, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Intimate Relationships Guest Speaker: Kathy Oddenino Hynson Lounge, 7:00 
p.m. Sponsored by the Gender Relations Awareness Alliance + 

Natural Resources: How in the World Does a Government Official Make Decisions? 
Guest Speaker: Torrey C. Brown, Dunning Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored 
by the McClain Program in Environmental Studies 



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Thursday 



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The Connells 

7:30 Tonight 

at the fitness center 
Tickets at the Door 




Underground Railroad 



Jean Doughty 
ffice Manager 

The Underground Railroad 
promised an escape from sla- 
very. However, the dreams of 
some newly freed slaves be- 
came nightmares when they 
were dragged to the South and 
forced back into their old lives. 

Professor Wilson's talk ad- 
dresses this period in history. 



Her talk, Kidnapping of Free 
Blacks on the Eastern Shore, is her 
second at Washington College. 
An assistant professor of his- 
tory specializing in African 
American Studies, Wilson is 
publishing a book next year. 

The lectureisat the O'Neill 
Literary House on Monday 
November!?. Tea will be served 
at 4 p.m., and the talk begins at 
4:30. 



Student Profile: 
Tammie Michener 




Do you enjoy WC's Wednesday Comedy Nights? Well, 
without Comedy Club Chairperson, Tammie Michener, the 
Comedy Club wouldn't exist. Tammie, a 21 year-old senior, 
practically runs the CoffeeHouse and the Student Center as the 
Student Union Building Manager. 

A business major and an economics minor, Tammie chose 
WC after learning about the college from her mother, an employee 
of Hodson- Beneficial Trust Company. A finance corporation that 
also has mortgage and consumer discount (credit cards) depart- 
ments, the Hodson-Beneficial Trust Company is a member of the 
Washington College Board of Trustees. 

Tammie has been a member of Zeta Tau Alpha since her 
freshman year and this year began training in the peer AIDS 
education program run by Keith Ericson. A physics whiz, 
Tammie's a tutor for the college. Most people probably know her 
as a member of the WC cheerleading squad. Tammie's cheered 
since middle school where she started the school's squad and in 
high school was team captain for two years. 

A Dean's List student and Beneficial-Hodson Scholarship 
recipient, Tammie enjoys tennis, sketching and writing poetry for 
own pleasure. She hopes to attend the Johns Hopkins University 
for graduate work and in the future wants to work in hospital 
administration. She'd like to eventually become a hospital 
chairman because "I want to work my way up until I'm at the top- 
I really like meeting and working with different people in the 
hospital setting, but medicine isn't my thing." 

During the past three summers, she's worked at her mother's 
company "doing a little bit of everything, including taking ap- 
plications and approving people for loans with credit checks.' 
She's traveled the East Coast, including trips to Canada and West 
Palm Beach. She's visited family in Georgia and the Carolinas. If 
you ever see Tammie's room, you'll notice her collection of 
posters portraying women with a single tear and hear tunesby E n 
Vogue, Vanessa Williams, Boys 11 Menand the classical composer 
Tchaikovsky. 



Washington College ELM 



Arts & Entertainment 



November 6, 1992 



Rethinking Kristallnacht 



Ke ith Daniels 



sSFTWriter 

Kristallnacht or Crystal 
Night on November 9-10, 1938, 
narked the culmination of five 
years of Nazi persecution of 
German Jews before Hitler's 
Final Solution. SS troops ran 
rampant through the Jewish 
neighborhoods of German and 
Austrian cities, smashing 
storefront windows, destroying 
the shopkeepers' inventories, 
desecrating and burning syna- 
goguesandTorahscrollsaswell 
as interning thousands of Jews 
inthefirst concentration camps. 



North & South 
Revisited 

On whose side are you — 
the North or the South? You 
can choose ranks when two 
members of the Living History 
Associates re-enact the lives of 
Civil War soldiers; one repre- 
senting the Co nfederateand the 
other the Union. 

They will discuss daily and 
outdoor life, uniforms and 
equipment as well as their mo- 
tivations to become a soldier 
and their opposing vie ws of the 
war. Be sure not to miss this 
trip back to 1861 on Sunday, 
November 8 in the CAC at 1 
).m. For additional informa- 
tion, call (410) 778-7849. 



Though well organized and 
executed, the attacks weren't 
publicly sanctioned by the Ger- 
man government. 

The murder of Emst vom 
Rath, Third Secretary of the 
German Embassy in Paris, 
France, incited the progrom (an 
attack on Jews). His assassin, 
seventeen year-old Herschel 
Grynszpan, lived in Paris. 
Grynszpan told French police 
he shot vom Rath because he 
was distraught that his family 
members had been deported to 
Poland and now lived in an 
impoverished refugee camp. 

KristaWnac/ifpointedoutthe 



failures of the Allied powers. 
Despite weak protests, not one 
country tried to help the Jews 
leave Germany. During the 
monthsleadingto/CrisfflZfnacfcf, 
German's anti-Jewish legisla- 
tion did not affect their rela- 
tionships with Allied powers. 
Dr. Alan UdofPs lecture, 
Kristallnacht: A Sanctification of 
Life in 'Dark Times/ is examin- 
ing these events, Sunday, No- 
vember 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Hyn- 
son Lounge. A Louis L.Kaplan 
Professor of Philosophy at Bal- 
timore Hebrew University, Dr. 
Udoff will teach Intro, to Jewish 
Thought, at WC this Spring. 



Andy McKim Reviews The 
Last of the Mohicans 



Andy McKim 



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19 - 21 



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The Last of the Mohicans is an 
action-packed film set in 18th- 
century New York during the 
French and Indian War. View- 
ers are swept into the movie 
when a band of Mohican Indi- 
ans rescue a British officer's two 
daughters during an attack by 
enemy Hurons. The three 
Mohicans agree to escort the 
two women and a surviving 
officer through enemy territory 
to a nearby British fort. During 
the trip through the rugged 
frontier, Hawkeye (Daniel Day- 
Lewis) and one of the daugh- 
ters, Cora Munro (Madeleine 
Stone), fall in love. 

They arrive at the fort dur- 
ing a fierce siege by the French. 
The British surrender and leave 
peacefully. However, as they 
travel to a neighboring British 
base, the Hurons attack once 
again, sending our heroes into 



the wilderness for further ad- 
venture. 

The Last of the Mohicans' 
historical re-creation and ma- 
jestic cinematography add 
beauty and depth to the film's 
vision. Day-Lewis's great per- 
formance rivals his Oscar- 
winning role in Afy Left Foot and 
his critically acclaimed acting 
in The Unbearable Lightness of 
Being. Former American In- 
dian Movement members 
Dennis Banks and Russell 
Means give an authentic edge 
to the film's viscous realism. 

Though I would not place 
The Last of the Mohicans on the 
same plane as the Academy 
A ward- winning Dances With 
Wolves, it's still worth seeing. 
The Royal Prince Theatre is 
holding the film for one more 
week. Show times are Friday 
and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 
p.m. and Monday through 
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 



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as romantic partners. Rela- 
tionships, at any level, can be- 
come boring and nerve-rack- 
ing. Yet understanding other 
people is necessary in everyday 
life and the business world. 

Intimate Relationships is the 
topic of this week's Gender 
Relations Awareness Alliance 
lecture. Guest speaker Kathy 
Oddenino, a registered nurse 
with over 35 years experience, 
teaches a holistic approach to 
social interaction. 

A graduate of St. Vincent 
De Paul School of Nursing in 
Indianapolis, Oddenino has 
worked with Georgetown Uni- 
versity Medical School, The 
National Institutes of Health, 
The Naval Medical Research 
Institute, and Uniformed Ser- 
vices University of Health Sci- 
ences. She's conducted kidney 
and tuberculosis research as 
well as worked in nursing ad- 
ministration, nutrition, inten- 
sive cardiac care, emergency 
nursing and preventative 
health care. 

The author of several books 
including The Joy of Health: A 
Spiritual Concept of Integration of 
the Practicalities of Living and the 
recently published book Bridges 
of Consciousness: Self Discovery 
in the New Age, Oddenino will 
be sharing her thoughtson per- 
sonal relationships, Thursday, 
October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in 
Hynson Lounge. 



American 
Nightmare 

Scotf Graham 

AVGuy 

If you're in a good mood 
this Friday, Sunday, or Monday 
don't see WC's Documentary 
Series' second installment. This 
week's tale of depression and 
misery, American Dream, 
chronicles the li vesof 700-some 
meat packers working in Aus- 
tin, Minnesota who go on strike 
and lose their job. For those 
who don't remember, this hap- 
pened in the 1980s at a Hormel 
plant. Sound like fun? Well, 
you get to experience the strik- 
ers' suffering and sorrow for 
almost an hour and a half. 

I did learn a lot from this 
documentary. I felt the plight 
of the working class man (which 
a lot of students at this college 
don't understand). But, by the 
end of the film, I was so de- 
pressed that I thought about 
firebombing a Hormel plant 
and committing suicide with a 
Hormel hot dog! American 
Dream's the biggest downer 
since Jim Henson died. 

I am glad that the film series 
is trying to open our eyes with 
its documentaries. These films 
give an inside look at how 
othersin society cope with their 
problems; the gay community 
in Paris is Buming\ast week (you 
probably slept through it) and 
thisweek's American Dream. But 
I wish they'd bring back the 
critically acclaimed snoozers 
we've had in the past. If I 
wanted to know so much abou t 
the hard life, I'd be in DC, not 
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From "Koon," page 3 

And then there was Leba- 
non. Oh, wasn't that success- 
ful! Carter had 52 hostages in 
Iran. They were there when the 
trouble started, as members of 
our diplomatic corps. They had 
a function there. What the hell 
was Reagan doing sending the 
Marines into Lebanon? Over 
two hundred of our men in 
uniform would be alive today 
if he had not. Beirut consti- 
tuted the most senseless mili- 
tary misadventure since Viet- 
nam. Thank God that human 
life is not cheap to Bill Clinton 
like it was for Reagan. 

And let us not forget Iran- 
Contra. Will Bill Clinton sub- 
vert our sacred Constitu tion as 
Bush and Reagan did? 
Absosmurfly not. And Bill 
Clinton will not allow the CIA 
to line the pocketsof drug deal- 
ers like Noreiga. Bill Clinton 
will notridearoundon his boat 
while half of Africa starves. 

Under Reagan and Bush 
Americans abroad often had to 
takeextraordinary precautions 
to ensure their personal safety. 
This was mainly due to the in- 
explicably bizarre foreign 
policy conducted by Reagan 
and Bush. Americans were told 
not to dress like Americans, act 
like Americans or speak English 
publicly. Growing up in Ger- 
many, it was weird to see how 
the wave of patriotism in 
America was accompanied by 
massive resentment of events 
like the mining of Nicaraguan 
harbors. Americans at home 
were proud, but abroad we 
were continually at a loss to 
explain the actions of our own 
government. Bill Clinton will 
change all that. Once again we 



will be able to travel anywhere 
in the world and be proud of 
our country, or government and 
its policies. 

The Reagan-Bush years 
were the years of broken 
promises. Americans have 
conservative economic ideas 
and liberal social ideals. We 
elected Reagan and Bush to 
create jobsand growth. Reagan 
promised to reduce the deficit, 
yet after twelve years of "fiscal 
conservatives" the debt has 
risen fourfold. Reagan and 
Bush increased taxeson middle 
America and lowered them on 
the rich. This has resulted in 
the massive inequity we see 
today. 

The American people are a 
devou t people, yet they are tired 
of certain Protestant sects 
averring that they are the ulti- 
mate arbiters of morality. The 
odious intrusion of the Moral 
MajorityandPatRobertsoninto 
the political realm has created 
an anti-fundamentalist reaction 
which will shape people's per- 
ceptions of the Republican 
Party for years to come. 

Reagan shamelessly ap- 
pealed to the right wing Chris- 
tians, and this meant that he 
could not say certain words- 
like AIDS. The President could 
have at least used hisoffice as a 
bully pulpit to raise awareness 
— and yet neither Reagan nor 
Bush found the courage to do 
even this. Twelve years of ex- 
ecu tiveapa thy to the AIDS crisis 
has meant twelve years lost. 

Reaganalso forced theanti- 
abortion plank down the throat 
of the Republican Party and 
appointed judges who would 
help him realize his dream of 
an America where women 
would be forced to have un- 



wanted children. Bush shame- 
lessly went against his own 
beliefs on this issue, a flip flop 
which hasgivenussuch learned 
and erudite Supreme Court 
Justices as Clarence Thomas. 

In 1988 columnist David 
Broder wrote that 'The Demo- 
crats can blame all their prob- 
lems on dirty Bush ads if they 
wish, but the difficulty goes 
deeper than that. Thisisaparty 
that needs to get back to its 
roots, re-examine its thinking, 
and find new leadership..." This 
is exactly what the Democrats 
have done thisyear. The phrase 
"excesses of the 80's" has be- 
come a cliche, and Bill Clinton 
was well able to exploit the 
publicattitudes which underlie 
this perception. George Bush 
claimed to have created a "New 
World Order" in fouryears. On 
Tuesday Americans gave Bill 
Clinton the opportunity to cre- 
ate a New American Order in 
eight. 



From "Shields/' page 3 

My pal Franklin suggested, 
over a wonderful bowl of 
chowder at Feast of Reason, to 
start hating Billy Clinton now. 
No disappointments, no re- 
grets, no long nights waiting by 
the phone for him to call as in 
the curious case of Jennifer 
FlowersandMissArkansaaaw. 
Check out Arkansaaaw in 
Playboy — rubber dress, yow! 
I heard an ugly rumor (di- 
rectly from the friend of a friend 
of a United States Secret Ser- 
vice agent) that Billy-boy Miss 
and his broom-riding wife 
Hillary aren't on speaking 
terms. The story goes like this: 
a Secret Service agent (assigned 



to Clin ton's campaign) escorted 
the president-elect and spell- 
casting Hillary froma speaking 
engagement to a limousine. In- 
side the stretch limo neither 
husband or wife (assign these 
not-necessarily-gender-specific 
titles to whom you feel truly 
wears the pants in the new first 
family) spoke to the other. Sev- 
eral miles down the road the 
limousine pulled over to let 
Hillary ride in a separate ve- 
hicle. I'm not making this up. 

Let me makeone thing per- 
fectly clear! The point in telling 
you all this is not to gossip, I 
just figured out a possible flaw 
in my six month forecast. You 
see, if tales of marital strife in 
the White House hit the press, 
it's all over. We've got a pos- 
sible Chuck and Di on our 
hands. The American people 
love that crap. So, Re-Read My 
Text: Slick Willy Clinton will 
be portrayed, by the media, as a 
stoopid southern redneck 
within Six months unless his 
wart-on-the-end-of-her-nose 
wife starts to bitch. In which 
case Slick Willy will seek mar- 
riage counseling, declare dys- 
functional families a "social" 
disease, add free marriage 
counseling to his health care 
reform policy, cry for sympa- 
thy from the public and win his 
second term as president be- 
cause the American public is a 
bunch of gossipy People Maga- 
zme-reading twits. Anyone else 
get a Jimmy Swaggart vibe from 
this clown? 

I have too long digressed. 
This is not a prospectus on 
Clinton-bashing. The purpose 
of this discourse is to embrace 
change. Being a Neo-Conser- 
vative Reactionary, this is not 
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further tangents. 

So what was I talking 
about? — Change. Oh, yes. 
Since change isa function of the 
media and the press in relation 
to the narrow-mindedness of 
the American public. . . how 
can I put this discreetly? Okay, 
since nobody feels the natural 
urge to think for themselves 
anymore I propose to do it for 
them in the Washington College 
ELM. 

Last week's ELM : I quote 
first from Tarin's editorial, 
"This newspaper unequivo- 
cally endorses Bill Clinton for 
President of the United States." 
Secondly, I will quote the ELM 's 
resident "socialist" (?) S. Ross 
Koon. In his bid for presidency, 
Koon promised such "socialist" 
reform as, and I quote directly, 
"Free liposuction for the poor" 
and "Repeal of the lawn dart 
ban." How clever. 

Folks, thatbalderdashisnot 
cutting edge press. Do you re- 
ally want to wait around for 
another six months for a biased 
newspaper to emerge, or doyou 
want a real change now? A 
change in political direction for 
the ELM will beat 90% of this 
country's media to the punch 
by about six months. I shall 
now humbly propose to depose 
S. Ross Koon and be recognized 
in my own weekly political 
column under the by-line: 
Matthew Shields, Reactionary 
Voice of the Washington Col- 
lege ELM. Be certain, there will 
beno condom pictured between 
"The" and "Elm." And, Tarin, 
I can help revise your editorials 
to match the voice of change. I 
hope I will not be liable to the 
least objection, for change is the 
duty of all under the Clinton 
administration. 



From "NSF," page 5 

of student and faculty. Envi' 
ronmental studies at Washing- 
ton College will be significantly 
enhanced because of the avail- 
ability of this instrument. "The 
combination of the new HPLC 
and the Gas Chromatograph- 
Mass Spectrometer, purchased 
with a previous NSF-ILI grant, 
gives the College capabilities 
comparable to major research 
universities for environm( 
investigations focusing on the 
fatesof agricultural chemicals, 
Locker said. 

Professors Locker and 
Russell plan to collaborate on 
several projects related to the 
fates and effects of pesticides in 
the environment. The instru- 
ment will also be integrated inW 
Washington College's NSF' 
Young Scholars Summer Pro- 
gram in forensic science f° r 
gifted high school students 
Students in that program, '° r 
example, will use the instru- 
ment to analyze the ink from 3 
ransom note. -- 



Washington College ELM 



November 6, 1992 



From "Faculty/' page 1 

AIDS Education; Work- 
shops for members of the 
community to deal with issues 
of prejudice and homophobia; 
Establishment of a 'homo- 
friendly' counseling service; 
Extension of specific fringe 
benefits to 'same-sex domestic 
partners;' and inclusion of 
sexual orientation in the 
college's non-discrimination 
policy. 

Weissman said that input 
on these issues from the com- 
munity at large is encouraged 
and welcomed. 

• Professor David Newell 
of the Committee on Appoint- 
ments and Tenure announced 
that the Student Government 
Association has made an in- 
quiry about submitting the 
current form of the 'end-of-se- 
mester course evaluations' 
routinely completed by stu- 
dents to the Review Board on 
Research and Human Subjects. 
The evaluations werenever 
presented to the board. 

Thecommittee 'decided not 
to decide;' some knowledge of 
whether the board encom- 
passed such a procedure was 
needed before that measure was 
taken. 

Newell is the chair of the 
Committee on Appointments 
and Tenure, the Faculty Advi- 
sor to the SG A, and the head of 
the Review Board on Research 
and Human Subjects. 

As chair of the review 
board, Newell proposed the 
formation of an ad-hoc com- 
mittee to evaluate what the 
scope of the review board 
should be. This would be done 
after studying government and 
literature on what the 



purpose and limits of such a 
board should be. 

• Professor Steven Cades 
of the Board Buildings and 
Grounds Committee said that 
plans for the Daly Academic 
Buildingarein their final stages. 
He also announced that a deci- 
sion had been reached in re- 
gard to the Norman James The- 
atre sector of the William Smith 
Hall renovations. 

When the architects met 
with the faculty in September, 
there had been some question 
as to what the main purpose of 
the newly renovated theatre 
would be. Because of acousti- 
cal considerations, the primary 
function would have tobeeither 
performance- or lecture-ori- 
ented. 

The committee decided to 
optimize the facility's perfor- 
mance capability; lecture/ 
speech augmentation will be 
done electronically, Cades said. 

• Dean Wubbels an- 
nounced that a major concern 
for the near future would be the 
arrival of the Middle States 

Evaluation Team in . "The 

first stage of this has already 
been completed, and that is the 
adoption of our new mission 
statement at the last meeting." 
Headded that the Board should 
pass the statement at their De- 
cember meeting. 

• Dean Maureen Kelly 
Mcmtire of the Fringe Benefits 
Committee announced that two 
changes to the TIA/CREF re- 
tirement plan are being consid- 
ered. Thechangeswouldallow 
retired faculty easier access to 
retirement funds and a greater 
amount of personal freedom to 
choose a retirement program. 



From "C-House," page 1 

b "g enough for 300 kids not to 
f «l cramped," says Mclntire, 
who also places design empha- 
Sl s on "addressing students' 
ne eds, while attempting to re- 
bate the old-fashioned 
CoffeeHouse feel." 

Asked how she plans to 
S&W students out from the Lit 
U°use, dorms, sorority and 
jraterni ty houses where the/ ve 
become accustomed to party- 
m g, she replies, "Good ques- 
bon." 

The major draw will be 

^hetics, as thenew space will 

^roade more attractive with a 

fcphistica ted sound system and 

a,e ~of the-art movie and video 

^ipment. Concerts will be 

j%ed in an outdoor amphi- 

/^ater, and better lighting will 

^employed to banish thecur- 

et1t "unfinished basement" 
motif. 

Perhaps then the 



CoffeeHouse can return to the 
way Alumni Office Director 
and Class of '75 Alumni Pat 
Trams remembers it. 

"Theyplayed the same tape 
every night," she remembers 
wistfully. "It got so you could 
tell what time it was by what 
song was on the tape. 

"There was a stage in the 
corner with a piano on it, and a 
lot of songs were listened to 
and written in the 
CoffeeHouse." 

A campus band. Fat 
Shadow, would often impro- 
vise music to the delight of the 
students. "They had this piano 
player, John Star, who could 
write words and music to a 
good song in the time it took me 
to drink a beer. And that was 
pretty quick," she adds. 

Looking back, Trams notes, 
"It was all a blur. A dark smoky 
blur." She smiles, "But a nice 
blur." 



WC Sailing 
Team Hosts 
LUCE Regatta 

Chris Vaughn 
(-o-bports Editor 

Washington College and 
the University of Delaware will 
be co-host the prestigious 1992 
LUCE Regatta this weekend. 
The race, one of America's most 
famous sailing regattas, will be 
held right here on the Chester 
and will run from 9 a.m. Sat- 
urday, November 7th through 
Sunday, November 8th. 

Quitea few teams qualified 
for the race at the Area Dinghy 
Eliminations at Georgetown 
last weekend as they will be 
representing the three areas of 
the Mid Atlantic Intercollegiate 
Sailing Association. These 
teams have been ca tegori zed as 
follows: Area A- Hobart, 
Cornell, Webb, SUNY Oswego; 
Area B- University of Delaware, 
Lehigh U„ Penn State; Area C- 
Salisbury St., University of 
Virginia, and our very own 
Washington College. 

It should prove to be a 
"Thrillain Manilla" so find time 
this weekend and head out to 
the boat house to catch W.C's 
own Eastern Shore version of 
the America's Cup!! 



From "Election/' page 1 

HomeRuIe Amendment, which 
increases time limits to produce 
a charter from 12 to 18 months, 
was passed 57 - 43 percent. 

The civil jury amount 
amendments wereaiso passed: 
Article 23 of the Declaration of 
Rights now only applies when 
the amount in controversy ex- 
ceeds $5,000. 

The new First District, 
which includes Kent County 
and had two incumbents run- 
ning for the House, selected 
Wayne Gilchrest to continue to 
serve as Congressman. 
Gilchrest is a Kent County resi- 
dent; McMillen resides on the 
western shore and was up for 
reelection in a District he had 
not run in previously. 

Gilchrest, a former school 
teacher and strong supporter 
of the environment and educa- 
tion, won the popular vote by a 
4 percent margin. 

Question 6, a Maryland 
resolution supporting women's 
reproductive rights, was 
passed; 61 percent of voters 
passed the measure. 

Two Washington College 
professors were elected to the 
Kent County Board of Educa- 
tion: Dr. James Siemen, Psy- 
chology Department and Dr. 
Terry Scout of the Business 
Department. 

(Some statistics taken from the 
Washinton Post) 



IFC Report 



The three fraternities at VIC, Theta Chi, KA and the Phi Delts, begin 

this week a bi-weekly column of Creek events and accomplishments. 

These frats are supported and endorsed by the Intra-Fraternity 

Council. 

Theta Chi 

November 10 will be the last day to bid for a Theta "slave for a 
day." Check to make sure you have not been out-bid! • The 
Brothers of Theta Chi wish to publicly extend our apologies to 
anyone who may have been offended by the advertisements 
posted for our "Rent-A-Day." • Congratulations to all Thetas 
who played in Midnight Madness: Darren Vican, Jason Ronstadt 
Mike Swanson, Geoff Rupert, Jay Devlin & Kris Murphy. • Con- 
gratulations also to Than Parker. He played a great defensive 
gamevs.SalisburyStateinClub Ice Hockey. • Thankyou,George 
Bush, for four great years!! 

Kappa Alpha 
The brothers of the Kappa Alpha Order have participated in 
numerous community service activities. They are currently 
planning a project that will assist the Upper Eastern Shore Mental 
Health Facility with their recreational activities. Earlier this year, 
the Brothers of KA have aided the Lions Club with their annual 
fund-raising chicken BBQ, and have also helped Republican 
Congressman Wayne Gilchrest during his successful "bid for re- 
election. 

Phi Delta Theta 

Thebrothersof Phi Delta Theta fraternity, in conjunction with the 
Zeta Tan Alpha sorority, sponsored a haunted house in Cecil this 
past Saturday. The haunted house was well attended, with about 
100 children and parents making an appearance. A costume 
party, held after the haunted house, was enjoyed by many of the 
Campus' Halloween revelers. In addition, the brothers and pledges 
cleaned up the fraternity's section of Adopt-A-Highway an 
Sunday, November 1. 



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Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Volleyball Goes 
12-20 for f 92: 
Win Last 2 of 3 



Tyler McCarthy 

Still Staff Cheeseball 

The Washington College 
Shorewomen wrapped up their 
season this past weekend as 
they battled Johns Hopkins, St. 
Mary's, and King's. The 
Shorewomen beat Hopkinsand 
Kings College but fell to the 
power of St. Mary's. 

The first match wasagainst 
a talented Johns Hopkins team, 
but that did not matter, as the 
Shorewomen wiped them off 
the court 3-0 with Jen Dixon 
leading the way with 22 kills. 
St. Mary's was their second 



ented seniors, Julie Dill, Miriam 
Jecelin, and Nikki Goenaga. 

Julie Dill came to Washing- 
ton three years ago with the 
talent that would make her a 
starter. Her strength and lead- 
ership has helped the 
Shorewomen many timesin the 
past. She was second on the 
team in kills with 202 and 
ranked high in other offensive 
and defensive categories. 

• Miriam Jecelin came to the 
WAC four yearsago and earned 
a permanent starting position 
her sophomore year. Jecelin is 
as smart off the court as she is 
on the court, reaching Dean's 




!- 

Senior Julie Dill bumps effortlessly 



opponent, but the result was 
not the one the team had hoped 
for. Washington came out the 
loser by the score of 2-1. The 
team's final match of the year 
came against King's College. 
The team ended the season on 
an upbeat note by beating them 
2-0. The Shorewomen ended 
their season 2-3 in the MAC's 
and 12-20 overall. 

Unfortunately, it is time to 
say goodbye to three very tal- 



Women's Swim Team 
Receives Academic Honors 
With 3.23 GPA 



List status several times. 

Niki Goenaga came to 
Washington last year as a 
transfer student. Goenga is a 
key server and defensive spe- 
cialist. She always added a 
spark to the team and will be 
missed dearly. 

So, as these seniors leave 
the WC volleyball team, it is 
with a high status that will be 
remembered for years to come. 
Nice job ladies! 



Washington College's 
women's swim team has been 
named to the 1992 All-Aca- 
demic Team by the College 
Coaches Association of 
America. Those included were 
Ramsey Bigham, Kasey Carroll, 
Joan Colton, Mimi Devlin, 
Beverly Diaz, Amy Draper, 
Magdalena Fuchs, Jennifer 
Green, Leslie Newcomb, Karen 
Pendergast, Eleanor Shriver, 
Dede Swinden, and Nancy 



Whiteman. 

To qualify for the equiva- 
lent for what is Academic Ail- 
American acknowledgment, 
the entire team must have a 
grade point average of at least 
2.80ona4.0scale. Washington's 
GPA of 3.23 was the 1 0th highest 
of all the NCAA Division 111 
schools recognized and two 
one-hundredthsof a pointaway 
from a superior ranking. 

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ington was the only Middle 
Atlantic Conference school 
named to the prestigious team. 
"I'm very proud of our swim- 
mers," coach Kim Lessard said 
"This was a team effort, not just 
a few high GPAs. I think thisis 
an excellent example of how 
academics and athletics canbe 
balanced." 



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1392 Women's Swim Team 



Ice Hockey: 1st Year, 
1st Game, 1st Win 



Tim Reardon 



Newt's POW 

On Monday night, Wash- 
ington College played its first 
ever ice hockey game. They 
took on a much larger Salisbury 
State team. But when the final 
whistle blew the Shoremen 
came out victorious by a score 
of 3-2. Washington started the 
game with nine skaters and a 
goalie compared to Salisbury's 
17 players. 

Washington was deter- 
mined not to let Salisbury dic- 
tate the tempo of the game. So 
from the opening faceoff, 
Washington began their domi- 
nationofthehaplessGulls. The 
team knew they had to come 
out strong, because by the third 



period a team of only nine skat- 
ers would be very tired. Wash- 
ington did exactly what it 
needed to do to win the game, 
they outhit and outshot 
Salisbury and came home with 
the victory. 

All three of Washington's 
goals were scored by Tim 
Reardon. FirstyeargoalieDave 
Kraft played a spectacular game 
in net, fending off all but two of 
Salisbury's shots. One of the 
highlight's of the game was 
whenChris "Topher" Head got 
into a pushing match with one 
of Salisbury'splayersand naive 
freshman Gary Yovanovich 
jumped off the bench to stop 
the ensuing rumble. By doing 
so Gary was kicked out of the 
game, giving Washington only 



8 skaters for the remaining p*" 
riod and a half. One of the 
setbacks for the team was tl 
they were not in good enou, 
condition to skate hard for all 
three periods. And when GaiJ 
got kicked out of the game' 1 
made things a 
harder (Thanks, Gary). 

The college showed ff& 
fan support for the game ty 
getting two vans for the stf 
dents. Even though at Hrg 
the fans got a little rowdy tW 



really pumped up the team- 
rink manager threatened to 1 



the Sheriff's Department, f u 
he knew better. Thanks to * 
the fans for coming to the ga^ 
and hopefully everyone ^ 
come to the next game (W" 1 
ever that is). 



Washington College ELM 



November 6, 1992 



Shoremen Fires Burn Bright: Ten Year 
Losing Streak Against Hopkins Snapped 



las on Konstaat 

5Srag51S 

Last weekend on a rainy 

Friday evening the Washing- 

n College soccer team took to 

[he field and ended a ten-year 

slump against old rival Johns 



intotheuppercomerofthenet." 
It is goals like this which 
can stomp out the fire in many 
a team's heart. Butonthisnight, 
theShoremen fire burned much 
too hot and much too bright for 
something like mere chance to 
extinguish its flames. 



feat" flash before their eyes. 

The game stayed dead- 
locked through the first over- 
time. But in the second the 
Shoremen scored three more 
goals, the first of which was 
provided by Cliff Howell and 
proved to be the deciding goal 




Ch 



ris "Texican-Dutch Boy" Kleberg slides through some poor sap and carries 
on with no regard for his feelings 



Hopkins University. A heavy 
turnout of Shoremen fans 
showed up for the contest in 
Baltimore, and they were by no 
means disappointed. 

But everything didn't im- 
mediately come up roses in the 
Shoremen garden. At the end 
of the first half, the team trailed 
the Blue (ays 2-0, and it was the 
«x)nd of the two Hopkinsgoals 
which really could have damp- 
ened Shoremen spirits. "It was 
a freak goal," said Coach Todd 
Helbling. "One of our defend- 
wasclearing the ball when a 
Hopkins forward jumped in 
front. The ball ricocheted off 
te back and rocketed straight 



Still down 2-0 and nearing 
the end of the second half, 
freshmen defender Brian Rush 
came all the way up from the 
Shoremen backfield to punch 
in a hard low shot past the 
Hopkinsgoaltender. Then, just 
minutes later, the Shoremen 
struck again. This time it was 
Brian Rush threading a pass 
through to Freshmen 
Midfielder Cliff Howell, who 
sent home the tieing goal to 
force the game into overtime. 
Suddenly, this young 
Shoremen team didn't look so 
inexperienced, as the cleat was 
on the other foot and the Blue 
Jays were seeing the word "de- 



for the Shoremen. 

Soon after that, Freshman 
Chip Helm and Junior Rory 
"You don't bring me flowers" 
Conway, added insult to injury 
by notching a goal each for 
themselves. 

It was a great conclusion to 
a great game in which the 
Shoremen who had only scored 
two goals in the last ten years 
against Johns Hopkins. They 
overcame not only bad luck, 
but ten yearsof agonizing losses 
to the Blue Jays. So hats off to 
the Washington College soccer 
team, and good luck in this sea- 
son's final game against Dela- 
ware Valley! 



Women's B-Ball Tips Off 
This Tuesady 



feorShriver 



Women's basketball has 
m °ved many steps closer to be- 
aming Washington College's 
Wh women's varsity sport. 
a club team during its up- 
«jMng '92-'93 campaign, the 
7 ho °psters are already pre- 
5* n "g for a historic and un- 
stable winning season. 
Over the summer, a search 
^niittee was formed to lo- 
^ ^a coach for this new team. 
\^t the leadership of ath- 
" c director Geoff Miller the 



committee chose Lanee Cole to 
be the driving force behind the 
1992-1993Club. Cole,sinceher 
arrival in Chestertown, has 
traveled to local high schools 
around the state in order to en- 
sure success as a varsity sport 
in the new Centennial Confer- 
ence next year. 

Coach Cole comes to the 
WAC from Central Missouri 
State University where she held 
the position as Assistant 
Women's Basketball coach. In 
addition to coaching basketball. 
Cole will be taking over the 
helm of the Women's softball 



team this Spring. 

This year's club members 
include freshmen Alison Carr, 
Kelly Eakin, Erica Estep, Patrice 
Stanley, Nicole Zemanski, 
Sophomore Megan McCurdy, 
Juniors Pam Hendrickson and 
Susan Himmelheber, and Se- 
nior Eleanor Shriver (that 
would be me). 

The Club's first contest is 
on the home court in the Cain 
AthleticCenterNovemberlOth 
at 7:00 P.M. So come out and 
support the Women's Basket- 
ball Club to see college history 
in the making!! 



NEWT'S 



Player of the Week 



Trust 
Me 



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... And we're back. IN YER FACE! But on another note, one 
that is a bit more humorous, we would like to take this time to 
show our appreciation and admiration of a man we all know and 
love, a man who can say "MORON" like no other, a man who is 
known for his jocularity, nimble-wittedness, and flippant merri- 
ment, and a man who's heraldic insignia is that of poetically 
clogging on bars naked - Buckey Zarinko. Hey, Buck, stick with 
it, we think you have a future kid! 

Now, what we have in store for you: I think you just may be 
interested in for you see, this week's Newt's FOW is very special. 
Not only is he the co-sports editor and a leader-slash-lovcr in 
every sense of the word ... but, he's also a client. Ya see, we, his 
loving fans and friends, call him Tim "I'm TheGretzky of Club Ice 
Hockey" Reardoneaux but you may just know him as Reardon. 
Mr. Le Reardoneaux jumped out onto the ice Monday night and 
took the team's first match-up versus Salisbury State by the helm 
and never let go. As the final hom blew he led the rest of the pack 
by leaps and bounds finishing with a hat-trick in his pocket and 
jestingly hootingathisopponent"VIVALAGULLS"asheleft the 
ice. There was a fire in his eyes like no other as the look on his face 
appeared to be saying "Don't waste my time with such lackluster 
talent. I'm ready for THE SHOW. I'M THE BEST!" Nice job 
Reardonssier!! F.S.- WC has the best Ice Hockey fans I've ever 
seen - Fire on Ice if you will. That is until they were frightened 
off by the County Sheriff. OOOOHHHHH!! 




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Breaks 10 

Year 
Tradition & 

Hammers 
Hopkins 

See Article, pg. 11 



Buckey Dances Naked!! 



WC • ELM 



SVVV_ - ELM 
ports 



Rugby Roughs it at ST. 
Mary's: "It was like tough ya 
know," says Nate Harned 







Volleyball 

Victorious 

in Final 

Tourney 

Campaign 



See Article, pg. lo 




Cibby Semmes, a crowd favorite, does the white man 's overbite attempting to slip by an oncoming opponent. Gib, known for his godlike 

physique and quotable saying, "How 'bouta HI stang," has returned to the sport of soccer in his junior year after taking two years off. He 

has been a valuable asset in the backfield and has even contributed offensivley with an assist in the team 's final game. 



Scores 



Men's Soccer 
Washington 5 

JHU 2 



Washington 1 

Delaware Valley 

Volleyball 

Washington 1 

F&M 3 



Washington 
JHU 

Washington 
King's 

Washington 
St. Mary's 



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W.C. Ice 
Hocke 
For Re 
Salisbu 
Falls 3-2 

See Article, pg 



What Decade Is This, Anyway? 



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Weekend 

Rainy and Cool, Highs, in Ihc low 
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Volume 63, Number Eleven • November 13, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



WC Students Brought Up on 
Drug Charges by Task Force 

Marijuana Ring Uncovered in Kent House 



The Kent County Drug 
Task Force, in conjunction with 
the Chestertown Police De- 
partment, the Kent County 
Sheriff's Office, the Maryland 
State Police, and the Washing- 
ton College Security Depart- 
ment, arrested three Washing- 
ton College students on drug 
charges last Friday, November 
6. No Federal officers were in- 
volved in the investigation or 
arrest. 

At 10:35 a.m. Friday, Police 
issued a Search and Seizure 
warrant at Room 218 in Kent 
House. The residents, Joseph 
Patrick "Pat" Girdner, 19, of 
Towson, MD; and Edward 
Michael "Ed" McGill, 19, of 
Ellicott Ci ty, MD were arrested. 
The charges for both are as 
follows: possession of mari- 
juana with intent to distribute, 
possession of marijuana, 
maintaining a common nui- 
sance and possession of drug 
paraphernalia. 

Police seized approxi- 
mately 13 ounces of suspected 
marijuana with an approximate 
street value of $4,000, drug 
packaging materials, scales, 
screens, smoking devices and 
*" 008 in US currency from the 
room. Also seized was a 1990 



Ford Tempo GL owned by 
McGill. 

After McGill and Girdner 
were arrested and transported 
from the scene, Janairo "John" 
Hernandez, 21, a WC student 
from Columbia, PA, arrived at 
the dormitory room and asked 
to purchase marijuana. Task 
Force officers who remained at 
the scene in an undercover ca- 
pacity sold a quantity of the 
drug to Hernandez. He was 
then arrested and charged with 
possession. 

All three individuals are 
out on bail from the Kent 
County Detention Center. 
Girdner and McGill were re- 
leased on $15,000 bond each; 
Hernandez was released on 
$500 bond. 

State's Attorney Tom 
Yeager said Thursday that the 
dorm room had been under in- 
vestigation for some time in an 
undercover capacity regarding 
drug dealing from that room. 

The room was not searched 
without a warrant and no "spot 
checks" are planned for cam- 
pus; police can only search 
withouta warrantiftheconsent a 
of the resident is granted or if 

See "Drugs/' page 9 




This anonymous and timeless Washington College student has been 
smoking dope in the file cabinet for years (only on film, of course). 



Journalist 
to Visit WC 



Carl T. Rowan, author of 
six books and recipient of 
countless awards, will visit WC 
Monday, November 24. 

Rowan is the only journal- 
ist ever to win the coveted 
Sigma Delta Chi medallion in 
journalism three years in a row 
for his foreign correspondence 
and national reporting in the 
1950s. 

In 1990 the University of 
South Dakota gave him its Allen 
H. Neuharth Award for Excel- 
lence in Journalism. In April of 
1990 the National Association 
of Black Journalists inducted 
Rowan into its Hall of Fame. 

Rowan has received three 
honorary degrees, as well as 
five Emmys for television spe- 
cials on subjects as diverse as 
"Race War in Rhodesia," "Drug 
Abuse: America's $64 Billion 
Curse," and "Thurgood 
Marshall: The Man." 

In 1987, in an effort to in- 
spire black high schoolers to 
get good grades and write and 
speak the English language 
well, Rowan founded a schol- 
arship program, "Project Ex- 
cellence." In five years this pro- 
gram has given more than $2 
million to 304 college-bound 
youngsters, all of whomare still 
in college. 

His talk, "The Post-Election 
America," wilt be in Norman 
James Theatre at 4:30 p.m. 



Maryland Requires Registration 
for Out of State Cars 



Inside 



As of October 1, 1992, all 
students operating a vehicle 
registered outsideof Maryland 
"»ttf obtain a Non-Resident 
Vehicle Permit from the Motor 
Vehicle Administration (MVA) 
if the vehicle will be operated 
h ereformorethan30days. This 
'aw applies to all such out-of- 
state vehicles, whether regis- 
tered in the student's name or 
someone else's (such as a par- 
ent). 

The non-refundable regis- 
tration fee for the Non-Resident 
Permit is $27. This permit will 
"* issued for a period not to 
exceed one year. It can be re- 
ne *ed annually, as long as the 
student is still attending school 



in Maryland and the registra- 
tion is kept current. 

The fine for a first offense 
violating the new registration 
law is $260. 

To obtain a Non-Resident 
Vehicle Permit: 

• Request a nonresident 
application form (form VR-1 1 1 ) 
by calling the MVA at 950- 
1 MVA toll-free. 

• Complete the application. 

• Visit the local MVA office 
(in Chesapeake City, Easton or 
Annapolis) or mail the com- 
pleted form to the MVA, Title 
Correspondence Section, Room 
104, 6601 Ritchie Highway, 
Glen Burnie, MD 21062. 



Students must have a copy 
of the vehicle's current regis- 
tration, a valid college ID, and a 
completed application in order 
to apply. 

A permit must be sought 
for each vehicle possessed by 
the out-of-state resident. The 
applicant must have approved 
insurance recognized by the 
state. 

Detailed information on the 
provisions of this law (and the 
few exceptions to it) is avail- 
able from any Full Service MVA 
Branch Office. Questions about 
whether you are required to 
obtain this permit should be 
directed to the MVA. 



Changes in State and 
Federal Financial Aid 

Midsummer Opens 
Next Weekend 



Freshmen Colloquy: 
Don't Sleep Through It 



8 



Pan-Hellenic Report 
Premiere 



November 13, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Fact Is Stranger Than Fiction 

Now that the election is over, we can stop talking about 
politics and relax. Or rather, we could, except for the fact that 
there's so much on-campus politics that the whole question of 
time is irrelevant: there's so much politicking in each of our daily 
lives that we don't even see, it's scary. 

I'm talking about more than just the administration here. I'm 
talking about tenure politics, and professors vying for chair- 
manship, and who got which sabbatical before somebody else 
who asked for one at the same time, and Blah Blah Blah.... I mean, 
am I the only student who is completely sick of professors trying 
to get the students to take sides because Dr. So-and-So dissed Dr. 
Puff'nSruff? 

Not that students are blameless, either. I am reminded of an 
actress in The Color Purple who took out a full-page ad in the New 
York Times thanking the academy for supporting her and asking 
for their vote. 

Your advisor may write you a recommendation regardless of 
whether or not you kiss his (yes, his — there are not enough 
female department chairs, and the ones I know of don't really play 
thisgame anyway) tenured ass. But last year I sawa lot of obvious 
smugging from a certain contestant for the Sophie Kerr Prize. He 
or she did not win, by the way, Pat wasn't that bad. 

(And I'm not even gonna TOUCH student politics, involving 
more than proverbial fucking). 

This bullshit makes me sick. Being on friendly terms with a 
professor is a positive thing, but not when you're practically 
courting an entire department, and planning your life around a 
sum of money you can't count on (but did). 

Most people kiss a little butt every now and then. But this 
campus looks to me like a chain of fools, like the snake biting his 
tail, only with nosesand rumps. Studentsand faculty intertwined, 
with a few honest people hiding out in the bathroom trying not to 
get caught. 

And I'm tired of being subjected to it as the Big Guy on the 
ELM . Don't say this, or Dr. Nobody will get pissed. Make sure 
you print this one, and soon, so that Dr. Anybody doesn't think 
you didn't give his/her department as much coverage as Dr. 
Somebody on purpose. Forget about that interview, Dr. Bonehead 
won't talk until he or she is sure that their application for faculty 
enhancement has been passed. 

And backstabbing! Certain professors are known for their 
juicy tidbits, none of which will ever make it into print, true ornot, 
because most of the really big news around here is so off the 
record that it's on the flip side. (Tails again.) 

No, people are not going to a) become genuinely niceand stop 
talking behind backs or b) make their opinions so known that 
people know it's not gossip (except, again, for a few: thank you, 
Prince of Darkness). 

They're too busy trying to figure out what their popularity 
rating is and making up excuses for not going to more lectures. I 
think the only people 1 see at everything (and I don't even go to 
EVERYthing) are Bennett Lamond and Maggie Duncan. Not all 
lectures are conveniently scheduled. But a play that's open all 3 
nights and which features some of your students (or classmates, 
whichever applies) is certainly not going to inconvenience you. 

Yes, I'm pulling the same trick some of my professors do. I'm 
angry at a few specific people and I'm taking it out on everyone. 
But let's just get this straight right now: I am tired of this game, 
and so is my staff. Fuck with us and you'll see it in print. Go 
ahead. I dare you. 



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Hockey fans need to cool off 



To the Editor: 

Last week the Ice Hockey 
Club opened its season with a 
remarkable 3-2 victory over an 
experienced and established 
Salisbury State University Club. 
It was an exciting event, espe- 
cially for the club members who 
have worked very hard to es- 
tablish their club. 

While a brief mention was 
made of the rowdy behavior of 
some Washington College fans 
in the recent ELM, I was 
shocked to be informed of this 
behavior by the NCAA officials 
association and by the Talbot 
County ice area management. 
Specific claims included ethnic 
slurs aimed at an Asian player 
from Salisbury State, public 
drinking in the bleachers, and 
interference in game play by 
reaching over the glass to grab 
a Salisbury State player. 

Although behavior such as 
this seems almost common- 
place these days, it is not nor 
will it ever be tolerated at 
Washington College. Indi- 
viduals who allow themselves 
to become a part of disruptive 
crowd behaviors reflect poorly 
on theinstitution and show little 
respect for the hard work of the 
club members. 

Our club sports teams ap- 
preciate your support but do 
not want theimageof their team 
and Washington College tar- 
nished by a handful of fans. 



Sportsmanship extends to the 
bleachers, and includes cour- 
tesy to our opponents, respect 
for the officials and adherence 
to the policies of facilities we 
visit. 

W. Dennis Berry, Director 
WC Recreational Sports 

Wyman rocks 
the boat 

To the Editor: 

I totally agree with Dal 
Holmes' statement: 

"There have been many 
times when 'a don't rock the 
boat, it will only make it worse' 
philosophy led to unspeakable 
injustice to individuals, peoples 
and nations. Half truths, con- 
jured up conspiracies and the 
big lie shouldn't be tolerated." 
("Holmes Wants Backstabbing 
to Stop," Oct. 30, 1992 ELM) 

This is precisely what I've 
been trying to point out for the 
last year and a half. 

Furthermore, Holmes ad- 
mits: 

"I knownothingabout the "self- 
report" or reasons for 
nonrenewal of Wyman's con- 
tract" 

Frankly, I am puzzled as to 
how Holmes can formulate an 
intelligent opinion without full 
knowledge of the situation. 

Fredrick N. Wyman, D.D.S. 



Athletic Dep. 
politics continue 

To the Editor: 

Having just witnessed and 
endured our nation's recent 
political campaign, I was most 
amused after reading Dal 
Holmes' letter concerning the 
Washington College Athletic 
Program, and more specif icall) 
Athletic Director Geoff Miller. 
("Holmes Wants Backstabbing 
to Stop," October 30, 1 992 ELM) 
It seems the art of propaganda 
and spreading misinformation 
is not exclusive to politicians. 

Mr. Holmes must feel 
compelled to defend Geoff 
Miller's integrity in that he 
(Holmes) was a member of the 
searchcommitteetoselectanew 
athletic director upon Coach 
Athey's retirement. 

Since Holmes is intent on 
discussing Mr. Miller's "suc- 
cess" as AD, let us indeed look 
at the record. Holmes impl' 65 
that Miller should be credited 
with the construction of ^ e 
Johnson Lifetime Fitness Cen- 
ter. Plans for the facility were 
underway long before Miller s 
employment at the college. As 
a matter of fact, Coach Fr*> 
Wyman's tennis team's suc- 
cessful trip to Chicago in tn(! 
spring of 1987 spurred Mr- 
Johnson's interest in a mu" 1 ' 
purpose [athletic] building. 

If supposedly one reason 

See "Read/' page 4 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



November 13, 1992 



Crisis 

Scott Ross Koon 



The results are in on the 
poll of Washington College 
students on the Presidential 
election. The poll was con- 
ducted by Dr. Weissman's 
American Presidency class, and 
the questionnaire was designed 
by Dr. Weissman and Jen 
Gilday. These data are not the 
final data, as a few question- 
naires have yet to be handed in, 
but there are enough question- 
naires in to give us an accurate 
overview of the sympathies of 
Washington College students 
in this Presidential election 
year. 

When asked "How would 
you vote if the election were 
held tomorrow?," the students 
responded in proportions 
which approximate the national 
popularvote. Forty-one percent 
indicated Bush, 35 percent in- 
dicated Clinton and 20 percent 
favored Perot. The margin of 
erroris plusor minus 3 percent, 
95 percent of the time. It must 
be noted that Perot got close to 
20 percent in many pre-election 
polls, however the exit polls 
indicated that he did lose some 
of his supporters on election 

/,and that these votes went 
mainly to Clinton. Given these 
factors, it is impossible to say 
with certainty whether Bush or 
Clinton actually received a 
plurality of the votes of Wash- 

;ton college students. 
Remarkably, there was no 
gender gap between Bush and 
Clinton; however, there wasone 
with respect to Perot. Male re- 
spondents were only slightly 
less likely to favor Clinton than 
female voters. However, 26 
percent of all men favored Perot 
and only 15 percent of the 
women did. This is entirely 
consistent with the results of 
national polls. 



One of the reasons why 
Clinton did so well at what one 
may expect to be a staunchly 
Republicancollegewashiswise 
choiceofarunningmate. Forty- 
one percent of those who fa- 
vored Bush indicated that Al 
Gore would be a better Vice 
President than Dan Quayle, 
whereas none of the Clinton 
supporters indicated that Dan 
Quayle would be a better Vice 
President than Al Gore. This is 
entirely consistent with the fact 
that Dan Quayle is perceived as 
"a major dork" by large seg- 
ments of the population. 

While 38 percent of Bush's 
supportersindicatedthata First 
Lady was important in their 
choice of a President, only 21 
percent of Clinton's supporters 
agreed. There was a gender 
gap on this "issue;" 29 percent 
of women thought that a First 
Lady was important in their 
choice, versus only 13 percent 
of men. 

Seventy-nine percent of 
Clinton supporters indicated 
that Bush would be the most 
competent candidate to handle 
foreign affairs. That they sup- 
ported Clinton anyway indi- 
cates the high degree of irrel- 
evance of foreign affairs to the 
post-cold war electorate. 

Just as the "statesman" is- 
sue did not work for Bush, so 
too did the deficit issue fail to 
win support for Perot. Only 36 
percent of those who thought 
Perot would be the most com- 
petent candidate to handle the 
deficit actually supported him. 
On this issue, Bush came out 
ahead, as 41 percent of those 
who indicated that Perot would 
be the most competent candi- 
date to handle the deficit sup- 
See "Koon," page 4 



CAMPUS VOICES 

By Big Guy & the Art Fag 



Why does the CoffeeHouse suck so much? 




...because, like, a lot of the 

freshmen don't even know 

what it used to be, like when 

they had the bar before and 

they used to serve pizza and 

everything. ... When they knock 

the walls out though, it'll be 

great. 

Kristin McMenamin 

Junior 

Radnor, PA 



TL: The sad truth is, the lack of people being able to drink there 

— people go where the alcohol is. 

AO: Because no good bands have been there in a really long time. 

TL: Yes they have! 

AO: Nuh-uh! Bands who have been there don't kick my ass. 

TL: At least they have the comedy club. 

AO: That's true. 




Amy Osborne 

Junior 
Marietta, OH 



& Teresa Lerch 
Senior 
Lothian, MD 



There's never anything going 
on in there. You can't really 
drink in there — a lot of people 
wanna drink when they go out. 
Amanda Melby 
Freshman 
Hagerstown, MD 



Maybe because ifs dry ... I don't 

know, people don't go there 

anymore. 

Emilio Bogado 

Junior 

Buenos Aires, Argentina 




The reason ifs so lame is 'cause 
you can't drink anymore, basi- 
cally — I thought that article 
last week describing what it 
used to be like is how it should 
be now. 

Charlie Linehan 
Senior 
Baltimore, MD 



Open Forum: Kidwell Stresses Courtesy 



Tara Kidwell, a resident of 
WBf House, is a junior majoring 
" English. 

it has been of much debate 
[Ms semester that the noise 
' ev els have been quite out of 
™"d. This is due in part to the 
™* of interest that the resident 
^'stants ha veconceming their 
|obs - Yet, this is not to say that 
^ryhall isguiltyorthatevery 
*A is neglecting their duties, 

ut ra ther this is to express a 
Sowing concern for time taken 
^ Wa y from sleep and studies 

Ue to loud intrusive noises. 
r 8 a result, a number of people 
™ ve chosen to move off cam- 
PUs. 



This is not to say that as 
individuals you do not have 
the right to make noise, but 
rather this is to re-enforce the 
idea thatat the beginning of the 



Tara A. 
Kidwell 



year quiet hours were estab- 
lished so that people would be 
able to sleep and study in a 
peaceful atmosphere. Now, if 



the entire student body agreed 
that there would be quiet hours 
on their respective halls, this 
does not mean that quiet hours 
are null and void in other dorms 
oronother halls. Courtesy and 
respect go a long way when 
dealing with anyone,and some 
people show neither courtesy 
nor respect when they run 
screamingdown the hall at 3:00 
a.m. 

Another thing which is of 
great annoyance is that there 
are a limited number of hall 
lounges this semester — a result 
of crowded housing which 
gives people no place to meet to 
talk and study except in the 



hallways. Since this isacollege 
where night life is more impor- 
tant than day time activity, this 
is bad for those of us who ac- 
tually like to sleep at night. 

A large number of com- 
plaints have been logged con- 
cerning the RAs not doing any- 
thing about the blatant abuse of 
rules established among hall 
residents. This has lead to the 
RA meeting in which the 
problems of noise and other 
things were discussed, and 
there has been improvement. 
The noise however is not the 
total responsibility of the RA, it 
is the responsibility of those 
making the noise. This means 



that all of us who are breaking 
the rules should perhaps re- 
consider out of deference for 
those who desire quiet. 

There seems to be no end to 
which the levels of noise can 
attain. Last week, I was privy 
(from my room in Kent) to Star 
Trek theme music and sounds 
which were being blared from 
the third floor of Middle Hall 
well after quiet hours. Not to 
put down Star Trek, I love the 
show, but not at twenty thou- 
sand and two decibels while I 
am trying to sleep. To those of 
you who have the desireorneed 

See "Kidwell/' page 4 



November 13, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



From "Read/' page 2 

for Miller's selection was his 
achievement of satisfactorily 
integrating the Guilford Col- 
lege field house with the sur- 
rounding community, why 
then has Miller sought to se- 
verely limit the use of the John- 
son Lifetime Fitness Center by 
members of the Chestertown 
community? 

One of the goals Geoff 
Miller set when he was being 
considered for the athletic di- 
rectorship was bringing the 
women's athletic program up 
to par with the men's program 
in terms of coaching quality and 
competitive level. 

Holly Bramble, a 1974 
graduate of WC, in just four 
years took the women's tennis 
team, which in previous sea- 
sons had trouble just compet- 
ing in the Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference, and turned it into the 
1991 MAC champions. It was 
the first timeany women'steam 
in Washington College's his- 
tory had captured such a title. 
It isratherironic that Miller 
had acoach in place who helped 
achieve this goal, but was will- 
ing to dismiss her because he 
claimed his full-time staff could 
do a better job. 

I beg to differ with Holmes' 
notion that the women's teams 
cumulative win-loss recordsare 
so superlative under the Miller 
administration. With the ex- 
ception of Women's Tennis, 
women's athletics at Washing- 
ton College has been mediocre 



at best. The students certainly 
arenotresponsibleforthis. The 
coaching staff and its adminis- 
tration, however, are. 

LastyearWomen'sSoftball 
did not win a single game and 
nearly 'folded' before the end 
of the season. Women's Swim- 
ming has placed no better than 
ninth in the Middle Atlantic 
Conference. This fall neither 
Volleyball nor Field Hockey 
wereabletoattain a. 500 record. 

Men's Soccer has been just 
as lamentable. Hiring a coach 
by favoritism with no creden- 
tials either in the sport or 
coaching it has produced only 
five victories in two years. 

Mr. Miller's motive to 
change WC's longstanding 
conferenceaffiliau'on will mean 
a tenfold increase in conference 
dues. It has already necessi- 
tated theschool'shiringanother 
full-time coach and create a 
budget for a new sport to sat- 
isfy the participation require- 
ments. 

Could it be the "highly 
competent" athletic director 
and the administration's main 
motivation behind this pur- 
ported upgrading in confer- 
ences is simply an attempt to 
create a pseudo-ivy-league im- 
age at a very high cost to 
Washington College? 

Geoff Miller's "profession- 
alism" has only succeeded in 
alienating alumni and commu- 
nity alike. It is hard to pick out 
any lasting achievements pro- 
duced by the Miller years, with 
the possible exception of the 



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fences erected around the fields, 
and that is hardly an accom- 
plishment on which to hang 
one's career. 

Scott Read 

WC Class of 1991 

From "Kidwell," page 3 

to be loud in the evening hours: 
as a way to vent frustration, try 
cow tipping. It's off campus in 
a field where you are bothering 
no one but the cows who don't 
have RAs to whom they can 
complain. Well, they do not 
talk so they cannot even tell 
Farmer Brown what happened. 
(I do not advocate cow tipping). 
The screaming while walk- 
ing from one building to an- 
other is yet one more thing 
which disturbs an even greater 
number of people. This is nice 
to do when you are raging, but 
not so nice for those of us who 
are being peaceable. It usually 
does not last for more than five 
minutes, but those five minutes 
arefromhell. I am not referring 
to weekend noise either. What 
you do on the weekend is your 
decision, but if it it is during the 
middle of the week there is a 
problem. It would be nice if all 
of us had time to party every 
night of the week, but not all of 
us can do that. Some of us are 
here for an education, not to 
mention it's an expensive edu- 
cation. Consider it from the 
point that every student here, 
whether they are on scholar- 
ship or not, has paid for an at- 
mosphere in which they can 
study. 

Next time you party, keep 
things in perspective. Be as 
loud as you choose until quiet 
hours and be respectful of those 
who ask you to lower your 
music or just to keep it down. 
Perhaps you could conhneyour 
partying to the weekend. After 
all, you have the restof yourlife 
to pickle your liver. 



From "Koon/' page 3 

ported the President. Perot 
seems to have been 
marginalized by his emphasis 
of this single issue. 

On traditionally liberal is- 
sues Bill Clinton was perceived 
as the most competent candi- 
date. Ninety-three percent of 
Clinton's supporters indicated 
that they felt he was the candi- 
date who would do the most to 
help the homeless, and 69 per- 
cent of Perot's supporters 
agreed. Thirty-one percent of 
Bush's supporters also felt that 
Clinton was the strongest on 
this issue, but that does not 
mean that most of them favored 
Bu sh - many of them indicated 
that they simply could not de- 
cide which candidate would do 
the most for the homeless. 

Ninety-six percent of 
Clinton's supporters felt that 
he was the candidate most sen- 
sitive to environmental issues, 
and so did 63 percent of Perot's 
supporters. This again indi- 
cates how Perof s unwillingness 
to address a wide variety of 
issues hurt him. Only 28 per- 
cent of Bush's supporters re- 
sponded that Bush was indeed 
"the environmental President." 
This is particularly shocking 
when one considers that 28 
percentofBushiesdid not know 
which Candida te would be most 
effective in the environmental 
arena. This would tend to indi- 
cate that Bush supporters have 
a slash and bum mentality in 
regard to the health of the 
planet. 

Well,ifBushisn'tperceived 
as the environmental President, 
at least he is perceived as the 
education President, right? 
Wrong. Only 53 percent of 
Bush's supporters felt that he 
would be the best candidate to 
save our education system, 
whereas79percentofClinton's 
supporters felt that Clinton was 
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Perof s supporters felt that f* 
was the best candidate to j^ 
prove our education system 
This is strange since as ^ 
former "school Tsar" of Texas 
he could have turned educa- 
Hon into one of his major 
sues. 

Only 4 percent of Clinton's 
supporters indicated thai 
Clinton would pursue the beg 
policy on international trade. 
This would tend toindicatethai 
whatever the problem with the 
economy may be, Washington 
College students who support 
Clinton believe that it is a result 
of internal factors and not due 
to unfair trade practices on the 
part of the Japanese, the French 
or anyone else. 

Clinton al so gothigh marks 
on health care and the fight 
againstAJDS. Butwhatlfound 
most interesting in the survey 
data was how many of Bush's 
supporters did not know which 
candidate was best on specific 
issues. On the nine issues spe- 
cifically enumerated in the 
questionnaire. Bush's support- 
ers had the highest percentage 
of "don't knows" in six of the 
nine categories. This would 
tend to indicate that they did 
not support their candidate be- 
cause of any stance on specific 
issues so much as ignorance ol 
theircandidate'sstance. Inthis, 
then, he is shown to be thee 
didate of the bland - the Presi- 
dent of choice for those who 
favor a paternalistic figure ii 
Washington who will issue 
platitudes and soothing reas- 
surances rather than govern. 



What Thought 
Police? 

To the Editor: 

I would like to respond 
briefly to last week's letter from 
Dr. Huck. She wrote that I 
would like to incarcerate her, 
but she is dead wrong on that 
one. Dr. Huck belongs i 
mental institution, not a cor- 
rectional institution. 

As to why a 24-year-c 
in college as opposed to being 
"out in the world," the expl 
nationisrather simple. For four 
years I was "out in the world,' 
and then I decided to attend 
college. 

As pertains to Jennifer 
Webb's remarks in Camp uS 
Voices, I believe she was being 
humorous. Undergraduate* 
are wont to do that occasionally- 

The Elm has a liberal edi- 
torial policy; this has no thing 10 
do with any of Dr. Huck's 
quixotic conspiracy theories 
There are no Thought Polic*' 
— this is 1992, not 1984. Wa# 
up and smell the coming of tf* 
millennium. 

Scott Koon 



Washington College ELM 




November 13, 1992 



Higher Education Amendments 
Affect Student Assistance Programs 



Jean Narcum, Assistant Di 
rector of Admissions and Financial 
Aid, has outlined some of the major 
changes to the student assistance 
programs mandated by the Higher 
Education Amendments of 1992. 
She invites all students who have 
questions about the application 
■process to visit the financial aid 
office in the third floor of the Casey 
Academic Center or reach her at 
at. 7214. 

General administrative 

changes: 

There are many administrative 
changes. Some for the better 
and some that will drastically 
change the way we award aid, 
keep records, and determine 
eligibility. Some things will be 
simplified, and others may 
prove to be record-keeping 
nightmares for College and 
University Financial Aid and 
Business Offices. 

Simplifying and additional 
documentation required will 
undoubtedly make it more 
difficult for people to "work 
the system." The changes re- 
sulting from Reauthorization, 
and institutional verification 
and data collection will hope- 



fully result in a more level play- 
ing field. 

Tax returns are still required. 
However, the 1040, 1040 A, or 
1040 EZ is not the only docu- 
ment we will be collecting. 
Signed copies of parents' and 
student 1040s and all schedules 
filedarerequired. Also, parents 
will be asked to verify and 
provide documentation of legal 
divorce and separation agree- 
ments. Financial aid budgets 
and aid will be adjusted if stu- 
dents drop the full meal plan. 
Also,studentsandfamiliesniay 
be asked to provide documen- 
tation of investment and bank 
accounts. Documentation will 
be required if the interest re- 
ported on the IRS tax return 
doesnot agree with the account 
balances, and market value re- 
ported on the application for 
federal aid sent to the Depart- 
ment of Education. 

Another change will have an 
impact on the amount of finan- 
cial aid awarded. 
Students receiving any type of 
assistance from their employer, 
or their parents' employer(s) 
must report the assistance to 
the Financial Aid Office. For 
example: This means if your 



father or mother's employer 
provides some type of tuition 
assistance, or your church as- 
sists you with tuition payments, 
or you receive a scholarship to 
help pay for books, you must 
notify the financial aid office of 
the amount. This aid is consid- 
ered a resource and your Fi- 
nancial Aid Award may be ad- 
justed. 

• General changes: 

There will be two applications 
students will need to complete 
forthel993-94Year. Theappli- 
cations will be available in the 
Financial Aid Office after mid- 
December. Washington 
College's application filing 
deadline is February 15, 1993. 

The two forms are in one large 
white envelope known as the 
FAF Packet. It will contain two 
forms, a green application for 
applying for Federal Aid, and a 
Blue FAF, to be used for appli- 
cation for institutional need- 
based grants, loans, and schol- 
arships. The FAF Packet must 
be filed with the College Schol- 
arship Service between Janu- 

See "Aid/' page 9 



St. Andrew's Society Offers Scholarships 



The Washington Scots 
Charity and Education Fund of 
the St. Andrew's Society of 
Washington, D. C, are accept- 
ing applications for 1993-94 
scholarships to be awarded to 
men and women of Scottish 
descent and to widows or per- 
sons of Scottish ancestry 
studying at the college and 
graduate level. 

Two scholarships foster 
studybetweenthe United States 
and Scotland. 

Jne Donald Malcolm 
MacArthur scholarship, of 
K.W0 is available to U.S. resi- 
dents planning study in Scot- 
land. 

Other awards, as the 
availability of funds permits, 
■*"! made to persons of Scottish 
*scent enrolled in U.S. insti- 
Motis. Elevenawardstotalling 
'15,000 were made for 1992-93. 
All the applicants must be 
| b| e to document their Scottish 
Ascent and must be in their 
™fd or fourth year in college 
"'university. 

.. 0th er criteria applied by 
^'undincludeanidentifiable 
^d for financial assistance and 

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Brief Beef 



Bike Thefts on Campus 

Five mountain bikes have been stolen from campus in the last six 
weeks, most of them from dormitories and all of them locked. 
Jerry Roderick, Director of Security, told the ELM that these thefts 
are targeted to the campus, where it is known that there are a lot 
of bikes readily available. Roderick suggests that students secure 
their bikes in a safe place, preferably their room. Anyone who 
notices any suspicious activity or who knows the whereabouts to 
a stolen bike should report this information to Security. 

Bleed-a-thon' 

"Drip 'til you Drop" is the slogan for this year's "Bleedathon," the 
blood drive sponsored by the sophomore class. The goal for the 
drive is to get 100 pints of blood. Sign-ups continue today at 
lunch, and the dripping takes place next Tuesday, November 1 7, 
from 11-4 in Hynson Lounge. All blood will be collected by the 
Blood Bank of Delaware. 

Make the new C-House yourself 

WC Students will be painting and redecorating the CoffeeHouse 
next week as part of the CoffeeHouse Interim Project. 

• On Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, any student 
will be able to join in the fun, if not as a member of a sports team, 
club or Greek Organization, then as a member of one of the four 
classes (that's Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior, for those 
of you who are a little slow). 

• On Wednesday from 1 1 :30 to 1:30, the SGA will be selling chairs 
and tiles for $1 for students to paint on the spot. 

• Friday, September 20, will be the grand re-opening of the C- 
House. All members of the Washington College Community are 
invited to meet in the Study Lounge at 8 p.m. for the ribbon- 
cutting. Refreshments will be served. 

"Culture" Van 

Just in case you need to visit a larger library soon, Miller Library 
is sponsoring free transportation to the University of Delaware 
Library in Newark and the Library of Congress/Georgetown/ 
GWU/etc. in DC. The van this Saturday (Nov. 14, 9 am) goes to 
Delaware; the following Saturday (Nov. 21, 9 am) goes to DC; and 
the last Saturday (Dec. 5, 9 am) back to Delaware. For more info 
and/or to sign-up, please see Jeff Chaffin at the library. 



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November 13, 1992 



Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 

November 13-19 
Film ^rif^- Proof 

I III I I \J\*s I l\-sOi Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday, and 

Monday 



South Jersey Alumni Chapter Reception, 31 Breakwater Square, Freehold, 
New Jersey. Hosted by Linda Shcedy '69 & Brian and Diana Farrell '81 For 
information call the Fan-ells: (908) 303-1225 

Trip to New York City, Meet Behind William Smith, 9:00 a.m.. Cost: $5.00, 
Preference given to International Relations Club Members, For Information, 
contact Ciaran O'Keeffe, (778) 8765 . 

Gender Studies Reading Group, O'Neill Literary House, 1:00 p.m. 

Freshman Literary Colloquy, Sleep in Literature, Norman James Theatre, 
3:00 p.m. 



14 

Saturday 

15 

Sunday 



The Ban on Fetal Tissue Research: Good Politics or Good Science Guest Speaker: 
Michael Kerchner, O'Neill Literary House, Tea 4:00 p.m.. Talk 4:30 p.m. 

Shakespeare's Richard HI 6V The Politics of Family Values Guest Speaker: Phyllis 
Rackin, Sophie Kerr Room, 7:30p.m. Sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee 

Seven Brides for Seven Sisters, C AC, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Dance on Film 
Series 



16 

Monday 



Blood Drive, Hynson Lounge, 1 1 :00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Jazz Class, BAJLFC, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Date Rape Seminar, Dunning Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by ZTA 

SGA Meeting, CAC, 9:00 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Class, BAJLFC, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

Foreign Language Poetry Reading, O'Neill Literary House, 8:00 p.m. Spon- 
sored by the Foreign Language Department 

Snickers Comedy Club, Comedian: Big Daddy Graham, Hynson Lounge, 8:30 
p.m. 



17 

Tuesday 

18 

Wednesday 



Ballet Class, BAJLFC, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ^M f^ 

College Community Chorus Rehearsal, Norman lames Theatre, 7:00 p.m. ! ^^ 

Midsummer's Night Dream, Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Admission: $4.00 Thursday 



William Shakespeare's Hamlet will be at the Shakespeare Theatre in Wash- 
ington, D. C. until January 10. 



William Shakespeare's 

A Midsummer 
Night's Dream 

Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 
November 19-21 




Student Profile: 
Michael Frey 




If you visit Mike Frey's room, you immediately notice two 
teddy bears dressed in hospital gear: one as a doctor, the other as 
a surgeon. 

Michael Frey, a 20 year-old junior from Holbrook, New York, 
says "I've wanted to be doctor since I was bom." A pre-med, 
biology major with minors in psychology and Spanish (and 
possibly chemistry), Michael's well on his way. 

This past summer, Mike conducted research at the National 
Institute of Health (N1H), National Cancer Institute Division in 
the Laboratory of Biological Chemistry. He discovered new 
information about cancerproliferation— an impressive feat for an 
undergraduate intern. 

Many people know Mike as president of Hillel, a Jewish 
organization open to all students. The organization, of which 
Mike's been president for three years, just finished a campaign to 
give clothes and food to the needy and recently sponsored the 
lecture Kristallnacht: The Sanctification of Life in Hard Times. 

Mike works as the WC pool supervisor, a biology tutor and 
the third-floor Caroline resident assistant. A member of the 
varsity swim team since his freshman year, his events include 
free-style and the butterfly races. In his spare time (after his jobs 
and class schedule which includes 7 hours of lab each week) Mike 
is the jazz band's lead saxophonist and is a member of the 
Spanish, International Relations and Karate Clubs. 

Mike chose WC after receiving the Modem Languages 
Scholarship for Spanish, the McClain Scholarship for science 
majors and the George Washington Scholar for academic 
achievement. Despite his busy schedule, Mike's maintains a GPA 
of at least a 3.00 and has been on the Athletic Honor Roll every 
semester. 

Already applying to medical schools in New York, Boston, 
Pittsburgh and Georgetown, Mike wants to specialize in orthope- 
dics and sports medicine. He hopes to enter physiatry which 
concerns muscle treatment and rehabilitation. Later, he'd like to 
receive a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Physiology. This summer, he 
plans to intern again at N1H or at the Brookhaven Laboratory to 
conduct research in biological medical physics. 

Outside of schoolwork and extracurricular activities, Mike 
enjoys weight-lifting, jogging, racquetball, volleyball and bas- 
ketball. He's been a lifeguard for five yearsand has put in over 150 
hoursofvolunteerworkattheSportsandRehabilitationCIinicon 
Long Island. 



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Arts & Entertainment 



November 13, 1992 



Midsummer Goes on Stage 



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5ta ff Writer 

One of Shakespeare's most 
famous plays, A Midsummer 
Night's Dream takes the stage, 
despite the odds, next week. 
The senior project of Director 
hsonW est, Midsummer features 
the comical escapades of lov- 
ers, fairies and rude 
mechanicals. 

The story is complex, inter- 
twiningthreeplaysinone. The 
play opens with the Duke of 
Athens, Theseus (WC alumni 
Tim Madison) winning 
Hyppolyta, Queen of the Ama- 
zons(Bridgette Avant) in battle 
and his plans to marry her. At 
the same time, the nobles, Egeus 
(Chris "Fatman" Goldenberg), 
Demetrius (Steve Brown), 



Lysander(RichardMcKee)and 
Hermia (Emily Grush), experi- 
ence marriage conflicts of their 
own. 

Hermia's father, Egeus, 
wants her to marry Demetrius. 
However, she's in love with 
Lysander. Further confusion 
sets in when Hermia's best- 
friend falls in love with 
Demetrius. The lovers end up 
in the forest, where they en- 
counter fairies who are more 
than happy to play tricks upon 
anyone who enters. Not only 
do the fairies wreak havoc upon 
the lovers, they also tantalize 
the rude mechanicals, who are 
workers from Athens rehears- 
ing their play for Theseus and 
Hippolyta's wedding feast. 

The players enter the 
woods to practice where the 



fairies proceed to make asses of 
them. I won't ruin the ending 
for anyone. Alistair Paget, also 
an alumnus, portrays Flute/ 
Thisby. Other cast members 
include Richard McKee, Eve 
Zartman, Scott Koon, Josh 
Buchman, Heather Lynch, Brad 
Foster, David Powell, Cleo 
Patterson, Johni Savage, Lisa 
Swann, Katie Degentesh and 
Rachael Fink. Stage Manager 
Melanie Green and Assistant 
Stage Manger Lisa Christie will 
make sure the play runs 
smoothly,and Sherry Menton's 
costume-design expertise can't 
be beat. 

Don't miss A Midsummer's 
Night Dream in Tawes Theatre 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 
thel9th-21stat8p.m. Admis- 
sion is $4, but no reservations 
are necessary. 



To Use or Not to Use 



Ignore Proof, Go to Sleep 



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This week's movie is an 
AustralianfilmcalledProo/. The 
picture centers around a blind 
man named Martin who takes 
pictures of things he can't see 
as "proof" he was there. He 
becomes friends with Andy, 
whom he trusts to help him 
label the pictures by fully de- 
scribing each one. However, 
trouble comes when Martin's 
evil lustful cleaning lady wants 
toget in his pantsby any means 
available! She'd even under- 
mine the two friends' trust by 
sleeping with Andy. In the end 



Martin fires the evil Cecelia and 
once again trusts Andy. (Isn't 
that sweet) 

I found the movie's devel- 
opment slow and difficult to 
follow. Theopeningscenesdrag 
as you follow the main charac- 
ters' growing friendship. When 
you finally see the evil Cecelia's 
dementedand confused nature, 
the plot winds down. High 
points in the film include the 
night at the symphony, the sus- 
penseful moment before Mar- 
tin walks in on Andy and 
Cecelia, and the fight scene. As 
you probably guessed, the 
movie easily could be cut to 
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find it hard to criticize. There's 
nothing special about the plot 
(a evil woman ruining the 
friendship between two close 
friends — haven't seen that one 
before), thedirection makes the 
film seem sit-com-ish and the 
screenplay's dialogue's bland 
despite a few childhood flash- 
backs. I'll admit the acting was 
impressive, but not great 
enough to sit through it for an 
hour-and-a-halt. 

I give up. See Proo/yourself 
if you feel like getting some 
sleep. Looks like the critically 
acclaimed snoozers are back! 
Do you think students pick 
these movies? 



Staff Pat 

Studies have found that fe- 
tal and brain tissue grafts can 
alleviate the affects of 
Alzheimer's and Parkinsons 
disease. However, the United 
States government has halted 
fetal tissue research funding 
due to the abortion controversy 
thaf s hung over the political 
arena the past thirty years. For 
many representatives, sup- 
porting the use of aborted fe- 
tuses for scientific research 
could mean political suicide. 

Though recent bills have 
proposed to set upa.tissue bank 
from miscarriages or ectopic 
pregnancy as well as fund ex- 
periments growing artificial 



fetal tissue cultures, scientists 
have argued that these provi- 
sions are unsuitable. Diseased 
or synthesized fetuses cannot 
provide the same beneficial re- 
sults as normal fetal tissue. 

The Ban on Fetal Tissue Re- 
search: Good Politics or Good Sci- 
ence, the subject of this week's 
O'Neill Monday Lecture Series, 
will examine this controversy 
on November 16. Dr. Michael 
Kerchner, a psychology profes- 
sor at WC, will explain the sci- 
entific community'sargument. 
However, he's not discussing 
the morality of the political as- 
pects involved, but rather the 
practical applications and al- 
ternatives to further fetal tissue 
research. The talk beginsat4:30 
p.m., preceded by tea at 4 p.m. 



Snickers Comedy Club 




Big Daddy Graham yucks it up in the Hynson Lounge , Wednesday 
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From "Drugs/' page 1 

the police witness criminal ac- 
tivity in a specific area. 

"TheCollegcispartofKent 
County," said Yeager. "Drug 
activity on campus will con- 
tinue to be investigated by the 
college and the Task Force." 

According to Dean of Stu- 
dents Maureen Kelly Mclntire, 
one student has withdrawn 
from school and another has 
been suspended. Thethirdfaces 
the All-Campus Judiciary 
Board on Monday. 

President Charles H. Trout 
issued the following statement 
to the press: "Washington Col- 
lege unequivocally condemns 
the possession, use, sale or dis- 
tribution of illegal drugs. Our 
policy, as published in the Stu- 
dent Handbook, states clearly 
that our campus is not a sanctu- 
ary from the Jaw. Members of 
Washington College's security 
office cooperated fully with the 
Kent County Task Force in its 
execution of thesearch warrant, 
and we plan to continue to co- 
operate with law enforcement 
in the investigation of this 



— from a press release issued by 
the Kent County States Attorney, 
with reporting by /. Turin Towers 




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Family 
Politics 



Jen Waldych 



Staff Writer 

The line, "A horse, a horse, 
my kingdom for a horse!" from 
Richard III is perhaps one of 
Shakespeare's most famous. 
Yet the play's mental battles of 
family life, rather than the 
bloodiness of war, is the subject 
of Shakespeare's Richard III & The 
Politics of Family Values. 

Guest Speaker, Dr. Phyllis 
Rackin, a professor at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, is a 
Shakespeare specialist and 1985 
winner of the NEMLA Annual 
Contest for Papers on Women, 
Language and Literature. Her 
latest book, Stages of History: 
Shakespeare's English Chronicles 
appeared in 1990. Presently, 
Rackin is writing a new book, 
with Jean E. Howard, entitled 
The History Plays . 



MDHEC Lifts Segregation Moratorium 



The Maryland Higher 
Education Commission has 
lifted a moratorium onapproval 
of new academic programs. 

The Commission had de- 
layed action on new programs 
in response to a recent U.S. Su- 
preme Court decision that de- 
clared that duplicative aca- 
demic programs off ered by both 
historically black and histori- 
cally white colleges and uni- 
versities may have the effect of 
perpetuating segregation. 

The Commission lifted the 
moratorium after being ad vised 
by the Attorney General's Of- 
fice that it could approve new 
programs if there was sound 



educational justification and if 
the new programs did not have 
the effect of furthering segrega- 
tion. 

Six program proposals are 
currently before the Commis- 
sion, which has statutory au- 
thority to approve all new aca- 
demic programs proposed by 
colleges and universities in 
Maryland. The programs are: 

• Women's Studies, Towson 
State University, B.A. /B.S. 

• Theater, Towson State Uni- 
versity, M.F.A. 

• Music, Towson State Univer- 
sity, B.M. 

• Landscape Architecture, 
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Sleeping 
with Writers 



Ryan Walker 



Staff Writer 

Sleep is an intriguing, but 
often neglected literary theme. 
However, thisyear's Freshman 
Literary Colloquy, Sleep in in. 
erature, delves into the worldof 
slumber covers such topics as 
insomnia, coma, drug-induced 
sleep, dreams, as well as sleep 
as "death's brother." 

For those of you who don't 
know, the freshman colloquy is 
a creative compilation of read- 
ings pertaining to a particular 
theme. Past colloquies exam- 
ined gender, sex, racism and 
war. 

The presentation often 
combines visual and audioaids, 
centered around works judged 
by the students to be thematj- 
cally interesting and relevant. 
While some faculty participa- 
tion in the readings is tradition- 
ally a part of the colloquy, the 
presentation is the product of 
student collaboration. The in- 
dependence of the project, and 
the fact that the freshmen 
haven't seen past presentations, 
yield diverse and liberal ap- 
proaches to the reading. 

This year's program in- 
cludes works by Sylvia Plath, 
e. e. cummings, Irving Wash- 
ington and Pink Floyd. Tanya 
Cunic, a psychology major, is 
providing perspective on what 
we spend a third of our lives 
doing. Jodie Clark will wear 
cute pajamas and revert to pre- 
adolescence. 

This year's colloquy has 
been moved from the O'Neill 
Literary House to Norman 
James Theater. The reading 
begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday 
November 15. Refreshments 
will be served following the 
presentation, on stage, on beds, 
no crumbs barred. 




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From "Aid," page 5 

jry l and February 15 to be 
considered for maximum fed- 
eral, state, and College finan- 
cial aid. Applications received 
by February 15 will receive 
maximum consideration for all 
available funds. Students filing 
after February 15 are less likely 
lo have their full need met. 

Individual program names 
have been changed to: Federal 
Pell Grant, Federal Supple- 
mental Educational Opportu- 
nity Grant (FSEOG), Federal 
Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford 
Loans, Federal Supplemental 
Loans to Students (FSLS), Fed- 
eral PLUS Loans, Federal Work 
Study. Briefly, we just add the 
word Federal in front of the 
various program titles. Thisisa 
fairly simple change, but it 
should help students and their 
families understand who really 
funds these particular pro- 
grams. 

• New definition of an Inde- 
pendent Student. To be consid- 
ered an independent student 
for Financial Aid purposes the 
student must be one of the fol- 
lowing: 

An orphan or ward of the court, 
a veteran, married, have legal 
dependents other than a spouse, 
a graduate student, or at least 
24 years old by December 1993. 

The new provisions DO NOT 
grandfather in those students 
previously classified as inde- 
pendent, and single under- 
graduates are no longer consid- 
ered independent on the basis 
of resources. It no longer mat- 
ters if your parents claimed you 
on a tax return, or if you have 
been earning more than $4,000 
per year. 

We have a few students that 
this will effect, such as students 
who have exceptional circum- 



stances. These students will be 
contacted in December by the 
financial aid office to review 
the new 1993-94 applications. 

• Fewer adjustments and al- 
lowances to income in deter- 
mining eligibility for aid. 

Beginning with the 1993-94 
award year, the federal gov- 
ernment will no longer include 
certain items as adjustments to 
income. Medical and dental 
expenses, and tuition paid for 
children attending private el- 
ementary or secondary schools 
are no longer considered addi- 
tional expenses or adjustments 
to income. These questions 
have been eliminated from the 
applications. 

• New loan limits and pro- 
grams: 

There is a new loan program 
that will benefit middle income 
families,or families that did not 
meet the eligibility require- 
ments for Federal Stafford 
Loans. It's called the 
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford 
Loan. It works the same way 
that the current Federal Stafford 
works - same loan limits, same 
interest rate — except the Fed- 
eral Government does not pay 
the interest for students while 
they are in school. Instead, the 
student will pay the interest 
while enrolled. 

Also, new loan limits go into 
effect on July 1,1993. Students 
and their families can borrow 
more money each year to help 
defray some of their expenses. 
Federal Stafford limits will in- 
crease, and parents can borrow 
up to the full cost of attendance 
under the Federal PLUS loan 
program. TheexpandedFPLUS 
limit can prove to be a real ben- 
efit for families currently using 
some of the extended payment 
plans. However, new borrow- 



ers will no longer be able to 
defer interest and principal 
payments on FPLUS loans 
made afterjuly 1,1993. Repay- 
ment will begin 60 days after 
the loan is disbursed. 

FPLUS will be made copayable 
to the parent and the college. 
No check will be negotiated 
until both the school and parent 
signs the check. 

Lenders are now required to 
charge FPLUS and FSLS bor- 
rowers an origination fee of 5% 
of the principal amount of the 
loan. The fee will be deducted 
from the disbursement and paid 
to the Secretary of Education. 

• Federal Pell Grant Pro- 
gram changes: 

Currently, eligible students can 
receive Pell Grants ranging 
from $200 - $2400 each year. 
Effective 93-94, the minimum 
grant will be $400, and the 
maximum grant will be $2300. 
This is an easy change to re- 
member - add the word federal 
and subtract $100. 

• Federal Work Study 
changes: 

The purpose of Federal Work 
study is amended to add an 
encouragement to eligible stu- 
dents to participate in commu- 
nity service related activities. 
We will be required to use 5% 
of our Federal Work Study 
funds to compensate eligible 
studentsforworktheyperform 
in community service employ- 
ment (e.g.. Community Tutor- 
ing Programs, The Mental 
Health Clinic, City Parks and 
Recreation Programs). 




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Alpha Chi 

The Alpha Chi Omega sorority is hosting their annual Casino 
Night on Saturday November 21 from 8-12. Dave Lipinski, who 
opened for the Connells, will be playing some great tunes down 
in the CoffeeHouse on the same night. All proceeds go to 
Domestic Violence (Bartered Women). So, bringyour money and 
some LUCK!!! Also Congratulations to our fall pledges — Cherly 
Bull, Pam Hendrickson, Denise Coleman, Renee Kuhnel, Jen 
Nyman, and Sabrina Leighbul. Keep up the spirit and good work! 
You're awesome! 



Aon 

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi held their annual Crush party on 
November 5 at the Elks Club. We also sold candy grams for 
Halloween as a fundraiser and last month we co-sponsored a 
Toga Party with the Theta Chi fraternity in Dorchester. In the 
future we plan to hold fundraisers whose proceeds will benefit 
our philanthropy. The Arthritis Foundation. We congratulate 
our fall pledges, Renee Alten and Julie Klien, for their spirit and 
enthusiasm. 



Zeta 

Thesistersof Zeta Tau Alpha co-sponsored a haunted house with 
the Phi Delta Thetas on Halloween and organized the campus 
trick-or-treating. We are sponsoring a Date Rape Seminar on 
November 17 with Kappa Alpha Order. Our fall formal will be 
held on November 14 in the basement of Minta Martin. And 
Congratulations to our fall pledges — Lainie Goldsmith, Sue 
Huntly, Krissie Rindfuss, and Meredith McPherson. 



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November 13, 1992 



Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Casey Swim Center Alive in '92: 
WC Swimming Looks Promising 



Tim Reardon 
Co-sports Editor 

The 1992 Women's Aca- 
demic Ail-American Swim 
Team opens Saturday against 
MACpowerSwarthmore. This 
season they are a small team, 
but Coach Lessard feels they 
are very talented. They will be 
led by junior standouts Mimi 
Devlin and Jennifer Green. 

Devlin was a MAC finalist 
2 years in a row in her 3 events 
and will see a lot of action this 
year in the distance events. 
Lessard stated, "She is probably 
our most versatile swimmer 
and will help wherever the team 
needs her." 

Jennifer Green, school 
record-holder in the 100 and 
200 Backstroke, has also placed 
both years at the MAC champi- 
onships. She too will be an 
asset, especially in the Freestyle. 

Senior captain Karen 
Prendergast will backup Green 
in both Back events and help in 
the IM. Junior Magdalena 
Fuchs, member of 4 WC Relay 
records, will be valuable in the 
50, 100, and 200 free events 
while Nancy Whiteman will 
also show her versatility in the 
100, 200, 500, and 1000 Freestyle 
races. SophomoreAmy Draper, 
an MAC finalist last year in the 
100 fly and the 3rd fastest in 
WC history behind All- 
American Kasey Carroll will 
return with Mimi Devlin in the 
Fly and Free events. 

The outstanding freshman 
class will also help the women, 
Colleen RobertsofMedford.NJ 
will be WC's top Breaststroker 



and will also help in the IM and 
Fly events. Jennifer Dow of 
Ridgeley, WV recorded 
Washington's 5th fastest but- 
terfly time in time trials and 
will also swam distance 
Freestyle events. Denise 
Hakanson of Gloucester, NJ 
proved her sprinting ability by 
recording the fastest times in 
the 50 and 100 Freestyle trials. 
Hakanson will also swim Back- 
stroke and IM races. Finally 
Robin Woolens of Dover, 
Delaware will contribute by 
swimming Breast and Freestyle 
events. The women are work- 
ing very hard and should have 
some great swims Saturday. 

The WC Aquamen will also 
open their 3rd season against 
Swarthmore College. Sopho- 
more standout Dave Cola, 
school record holder in the 50, 
100, 200, 500, and 1650 Free as 
well as the 100 Butterfly and 
400 IM, should again prove to 
be the team's leading swimmer. 
He placed in all 3 events at the 
MAC championships and 
should continue to tear up the 
league. 

Sophomore Jason 

Campbell willdefend his school 
record in the 100 and 200 
Backstroke while being very 
valuable in the sprint free 
events. Campbell also placed 
in the MAC finals. Returning 
Sophomore Tim Whittier, MAC 
finalist, will swim in the 100 
and 200 Backstroke events. 
Tyler McCarthy, the Leading 
Staff Cheeseball and member 
of all 5 school relay records, 
will be a valuable asset in the 
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stroke events. Sophomore Dave 
Czekaj, MAC qualifier in the 
100 and 200 Backstroke, will 
also swim in the distance 
freestyle events. Sophomore 
Captain Chris Freisheim, MAC 
qualifier in 3 events last year, 
will help the Shoremen in a 
wide range of events with his 
excellent versatility. Sopho- 
more Mike Bowman and Jun- 
ior Mike Frey will be adding 
depth to the lineup with their 
skill in the 50 Free and 100 Fly 
events. The only Senior on the 
team, Andy Mckim, a member 
of the MAC Academic Team, 
will continue to be valuable in 
the Breast and Free events. 

With the help of an out- 
standing recruiting class Coach, 
Lessard feels the men will be 
surprising many teams this 
year. Remarkable Backstroker 
and IMer Peter Ward from 
Greenwich, CT is already 
holder of a few Shoremen 
records. Scott Steinmuller of 
Lawrenceville, NJ swam the 3rd 
fastest WC 200 Freestyle i n ti me 
trials and his 100 Fly is under 
the school record. Freshman Jon 
O'Connor of Germantown 
Academy will give WC great 
depth in the distance events 
behind Cola. He swam the 4th 
fastest 200 Freestyle in the time 
trials. Dave Kraft, Ice Hockey 
goalie extraordinaire of Silver 
Spring, MD will help in the 
distance events recording the 
5th fastest 500 Freestyle time. 
He is also a talented 
Backstroker. Chestertown na- 
tive Julian Gaudinrecorded the 
2nd fastest Shoremen Breast- 
stroke time and should prove 
to be a significant addition. 

Coach Lessard stated, "The 
team is young but we are very 
optimistic about the future. 
They are working hard and 
proving their dedication. This 
year WC will be the surprise 
team of the conference." Come 
over to the Swim Center To- 
morrow and cheer on a new 
and improved Washington 
College Swim Team. 



Soccer Wins Season 
Finale to go 5-12-2 



Chris Vaughn 

Chicks Dig Me 

The final bout was com- 
pleted last week for WC soccer 
as they it took it right to Dela- 
ware Valley from the opening 
whistle. It was a nice ending to 



Kleberg was responsible for th e 
only goal scored which came in 
the first half. Assistance cam? 
from Gibby "I made the back 
page last week" Semmes and 
Chad "I have no nickname' 
Wheatley. The final score, 
however, was not reflective of 




Freshman Greg Walker dumps one off down field 



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what was a frustrating season 
for this year's effort and hope- 
fully the winning tradition will 
carry forward into the future. 
The Hopkins win, by far the 
biggest win for WC soccer in 
years and which lead to this 
victory is just a taste of what 
lies ahead for such a young 
team. 

Chris "I've been in the 
sports section way too much" 



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the match-up as WC continu- 
ally dominated on Delaware 
Valley's offensive third. 

Although the team's over- 
allrecordisunbalanced,itdoes I 
not reflect the positive cultural 
turnaround of the team instilled 
by co-captains Charlie "Mr. 
Gray" Linehan and Mr. 
"Boggess" Kleberg. They have 
done an outstanding job inspir- 
ing the team and laying a 
foundation that will be an inte- 
gral part of the building years 
yet to come. They will be sorely 
missed. Rory "Public Enema" 
Conway looks to be the team 
leaderanditsrallyingpointnext 
year with his unstoppable of- 
fensive talent, but he has some 
big shoes to fill. 

Players, coaches, and fa" 5 
alike seem to have a renewed 
interest in this sport as a slow' 
realization and recognition of 
this squad's ability are gaining' 
Coach Helbling and assistant 
Jack "I'm only going to have 
one" Shaf er ha vea great amount 
of confidence as they look to 
their upcoming years with this 
cohesive unit. 



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Sports 



11 



November 13, 1992 



Washington College Sailing 
Takes 3rd in Luce Regatta 



Ti m Reardon 

^Sports hdtfor 

Saturday the 7th and Sun- 
day the 8th were both chilly 



Association sanctioned regatta. 
The two skippers from 
Cornell won the first series of 
races on Saturday and never 
relinquished their lead, win- 



tained third and fourth posi- 
tions respectfully. Webb 
finshed fifth while Salisbury 
came in sixth. 

The A-fleet skippers for 




W.C. Sailing pacing themselves on the Chester 



days on the Chester River, but 
they provided a nice steady 
breeze for the sailors, as 
Washington hosted its first Mid 
Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing 



ning the regatta. Hobart, which 
placed2nd, posed no real threat 
to Cornell and was able to keep 
a modest lead over Washing- 
ton and Delaware who main- 



Washington were Joey Coale 
and Chris Harget while Chris 
Wolf and Matt Wilder crewed 
for them. Skippering the B- 
fleet for all 14 races was John 
Wyman, while Wisty Wurtz 
crewed. 



Former Shoremen B-Ball Stars 
Receive National Attention 



Chris Vaughn 
All Girls Want Me 



Tim Keehan and Andy 
Bauer, two former basketball 
stars here at WC, took it to the 
limit in a world competition of 
three-on-three basketball. Their 
team, the Ex-Hounds, repre- 
senting Washington, D.C., 
overcame a shortage of players 
tofinish4-i in round robin play 
Nov.2,in the HoopItUp World 
Finals in Dallas. 

The Ex-Hounds cruised 
past its first four competitors 



but had to play morning games 
against Richmond Va., and 
Zaragoza, Spain, without 
former W.C. player Tim 
Keehan. Keehan, 24, discov- 
ered he was a diabetic. In order 
to return he took a crash course 
to treat himself, took a later 
flight and joined the team just 
in time to beat defending 
champion Omaha, Nebraska, 
19-6, and go undefeated in the 
first three games. 

Using ball control, tough 
defense, and outside shooting 
the team of Bauer, Keehan, 



David Gately, and John Miller 
went 4-0 by beating Sacra- 
mento, California 16-12. 

Andy Bauer, a former WC 
player, twisted his ankle in the 
team's final game on Nov. 2 to 
Pool- A winner New York. But 
in their game against N.Y. 
Keehan said a strong wind on 
the open court proved costly. 
"We're the type of team that 
plays on the perimeter," Keehan 
said. "On that court there were 
no buildings around to stop the 
wind. Itforcedustoplayinside 
and we don't do that as well." 




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Ted Greeley 

Oye Como Va. Uh, uh, uh uh. . . Oye Como. . . ohh, sorry , just 
jamming to our favorite "Mean Gene" Hamilton Newt's tune. Our 
hats go off to the master's performance Tuesday and his uncanny 
likeness to Bill Murray. (Don't give up your day job, Gene.) 

But our hats, our shoes, and even our boxers really go off to 
Ted "RED, YOU'LL GET 'EM RIGHT SHRED" Greeley, this 
week's Newt's POW. Ted, a native 'RADO' man, characterized by 
his cool equanimity, his dispositional capriciousness, his 
abstinence — oh, we mean obstinance, and his melodious voice, 
captured our hearts this week with his FANTASTIC FINISH. It 
was probably the most memorable game ending play in the 200 
year history of Rec Sports B-Ball. Ted, a member of the Dream 
Team/Bad News BearsofD-III,eloquently and graciously heaved 
up a three pointer only to have it fall, giving the Dream Team its 
first win of the season. 22 seconds, 100 feet, 3 passes, 3 points. 
What did you expect from #7 John Elwa. . . I mean #18 Ted 
Greeley and the legendary Dream Team. Nice Job Shred! You'da 
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See Article, pg. 10 



Swanson Goes For Blood as 
Security Guard at Connells! 




Girls B-ball Struggles 1st 
Night Out. What's up? 



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Swimming 

Set to 

Start f 92- 

'93 Season 

See Article, pg. w 




Would the real Bucky Zarinko please stand up? That 's right ladies and gentlemen, after digging through our files, we discovered a former 

W.C. student who was of kith and kin to the Zarinko name. If you will notice the vigor, poignancy, and trenchancy exhibited by his 
countenance you quickly come to realm it could be none other than the long lost, illigitimate son of Mrs. Zarinko. P.S.- It's been a slow 

sports week. 



Scores 



Men's Soccer 
Washington i 

Delaware Valley 

Women's B-Ball 
Washington 26 
Phil. Col. Bible 88 



Sailing 

Cornell 

Hobart 

Washington 

Delaware 

Webb 

Salisbury 



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68 

95 

111 

136 

137 



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Tomorrow 
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Success: 

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3rd ,. 

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Volume 63, Number Twelve • November 20, 1992 



Vandalism Heats Up 
the Literary House 



Washington College * Chestertown, Maryland 



f. Tarin Towers 
Editor-in-Chief 



Washington College Secu- 
rity is currently investigating a 
rash of burnings which have 
occurred in the O'Neill Liter- 
ary House as early as Septem- 
ber and as recently as last 
weekend. 

On Sunday, November 15, 
somewhere between the hours 
of 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., an un- 
known person set fire to a pile 
of flammable material — possi- 
bly toilet paper or paper towels 
—on the floor of the third floor 
bathroom in the Lit House. 

An English major with a 
Fellowship Room on that floor 
had left the building at 4 a.m. 
and found the charred remains 
in the bathroom at approxi- 
mately 4 p.m. Sunday. 

Housekeepers in O'Neill 
revealed that they had found 
several smaller burnings over 
the course of this semester. 
Items such as coffee filters and 
entire packs of matches had 
been lit and left in various parts 
ofthehouse. Thepreviousinci- 
dences had not been reported 
lo Security because they were 



not as alarming as Sunday's. 

Professor Robert Day, Di- 
rector of the O'Neill Literary 
House, expressed concern at a 
meeting Monday night with 
students who regularly use the 
building that a student with 
emotional problems was 
"seekingattention" from the Lit 
House environment and that 
the burnings were "cries for 
help." 

Not only is the house made 
mostly of wood, but its high 
content of paper, not only on 
the bookshelves but in the 
pressroom, makes the building 
highly flammable. 

T. Michael Kaylor, Director 
of the Literary House Press, 
reiterated that the solvents and 
papers kept in the Lit House 
make targeted fires particularly 
alarming. Kaylor makes his 
living running the press shop, 
and a fire in the building would 
destroy not only the literary 
environment which students 
and faculty enjoy, but Kaylor's 
livelihood as well. 

Students at the meeting 
expressed concern that these 

See "Fire/' page 8 



Nationally Syndicated Columnist 
to Visit WC: Carl T. Rowan Speaks 
on Post-Election America 




Accomplished journalist 
Carl T. Rowan will deliver a 
talk, "The Post-Election 
America," at Washington Col- 
lege on Monday. His talk, 
which will be held in Norman 
James at 4:30 p.m., will give 
members of the college com- 
munity access to one of the most 
visible figures in print, televi- 
sion and radio media. 

In addition to accumulating 
numerous awards and honor- 
ary degrees for journalism, 
Rowan has published six books, 
the most recent of which, 
Breaking Barriers, has been a 
national best-seller. 

Rowan's seventh book. 
Dream Makers, Dream Breakers: 
The World of Justice Thurgood 
Marshall, is scheduled for pub- 
lication early next year. 

He has been the au thor of a 
three-times-a-week column of 
political and social commentary 
for 28 years, a column which 
appears in newspapers that are 
read in half of America's homes. 



See "Rowan," page 4 



WC-U. of Paris Exchange to Begin 

Transatlantic partnership offers teaching 
opportunities to students and faculty alike 



Inside 



Amanda Burt 

News Editor 

In an unprecedented move 
to offer students and faculty 
the opportunity to broaden 
their international experience, 
Washington College has initi- 
ated a n exchange program wi th 
theUniversityofParisatCreteil. 
The program, slated to begin in 
'he fall of 1993, will solidify a 
thirteen-year relationship with 
the University. 

The first component of the 
exchange program will offer 
three or four students the op- 
portunity to spend their junior 
year abroad at Creteil, and the 
University will in turn send 
Washington College three or 
four of their students. 

While students will have to 
°e familiar with French, the 



program is not restricted to 
French majors. Students will 
be able to take courses in in 
areas such as International 
Studies and English. 

Dr. Thomas Cousineau, 
Graduate Program Director for 
the college and Professor for 
the department of English, has 
had close persona! relations 
with the Creteil, one of the 14 
campuses in the University of 
Paris system, for nearly twenty 
years. 

In addition to teaching at 
the Sorbonne, Cousineau has 
taught at ten different campuses 
in the University's system, and 
he said that teaching at Creteil 
was the most enjoyable. 

"Creteil is a much better 
opportunity for students than 
going to the Sorbonne, where 
students tend to get lost among 



the many thousands of stu- 
dents. The people are much 
more welcoming than they are 
at the Sorbonne," he said. 

Cousineau also noted that 
Creteil, which is 20 minutes 
from the center of Paris, is one 
of the most popular campuses 
in the University's system. 

Anattractiveadvantagefor 
students will be that they will 
not have to pay either Wash- 
ington College's or the 
University's tuition in order to 
attend school at Creteil. 
Cousineau said that while most 
other programs of this nature 
cost $10,000 or more, students 
will beable to receive full credit 
for their junior year without 
having to pay an excessive 
amount of money. 

See "Creteil," pg. 9 



Jen Del Nero on Sexual 
Harassment 

Interview: Jason West, 
Director of Midsummer 

Tanya Cnnic, Not Just 
the Socialist's Girlfriend 

Flying Chairs and 
Swords at Hamlet 



No Elm Next Week 
Happy Thanksgiving 



November 20, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



Superman and Madonna 

I heard on the news the other day that Superman died. Or, as the 
newscaster said, "Not only did they rug on Superman's cape, they 
killed him!" 

"Is this a symptom of the postmodern condition," you may ask, 
"or a symbol of the decline of the classic American reverence of the 
almighty Hero?" (Or maybe not) 

One Superman fan they interviewed on the program named 
Batmanand the Punisherascomicbooksuperheroeswhoare still alive 
and well. I could similarly consoleyou with the fact thatSupergirllives 
on. Except that not one person on the news buying stacks of black 
comic books even mentioned Supergi rl . They all prayed for the second 
coming of, well, Clark Kent. 

Sure, maybe I should have some sympathy for a man who shares 
my profession, except for the fact that he is a mild-mannered journalist, 
and I, in case you haven't noticed, am not. 

My point isnot, "where are the heroes," but "where is the heroine" 
(and I'm not talking smack here). I used the singular of the word 
because just one would do. There are lots of lesser female comic book 
characters, even some of the X-Mon are actually women. But what I'm 
talking about goes further than the printed page. 

They call this the 'year of the woman.' More woman Senators and 
Representatives will sit in this coming Congress than ever before. The 
numbersoffemalegovemorsand mayors of majorcitiesare also on the 
rise. And yet I can't name one single woman that I'd call my hero. 

This is not confined to just America. A week ago, Bridgerte 
Winchester, in her portion of the "Gender in German/' colloquium in 
the Lit House, talked about the women she interviewed in Germany 
this summer. She asked them to name a female mentor that has 
influenced them. Largely, they couldn't. Bridgerte herself said she'd 
name Madonna or Cher. Interesting. 

Similarly, a recent teenage magazine readers' poll asked roughly 
100,000 girls between 13 and 17 what woman they admired the most. 
First place was mom. Second place was Madonna (not the Virgin). 

Ilovemymom.she'sgrcat. But who else is there? MeninAmerica 
today can pick from a catalog of not only entertainers, but business- 
men, statesmen, authors, journalists, artists, scientists, athletes, etc., 
etc. 

Women can choose from a smaller list of people who make 70 
percent of those same men. A list of people who are doomed to be 
called "a great woman writer," rather than "a great writer." People 
who would never be elected President because the American public 
doesn't want to let PMS near the red phone, much less the button. You 
get the idea. 

I was watching TV with a certain few male friends of mine last 
week, and the 'bad gu/ was a woman who happened to be trying to 
destroy not only Earth,but the time-space continuum. 'If men ran the 
world," one said, "it would be a lot better place, and things like this 
wouldn't happen." Theother guy countered, "Men do run the world." 
And the first guy said, "Oh, yeah, and it's a damn good thing." 

They say things like that all the time and try to leave me guessing 
as to when they areorarenot joking. That'sat least better than theones 
who I know aren't jo king, theones that Jen Del Nero talks about on page 
three, who will not only look you up and down, but tell you what 
they'd like to do to you after they get their eyeful. 

No, not all men are guilty of either harassment or sexism. But the 
trouble is that the majority of the guilty parties don't even know 
they're doing anything wrong. In a court of law, this is called either 
ignorance or insanity. 

I'm not saying it's necessary to kill off Superman in order to have 
aSuperwoman. ButIsay,cutthe'Supergt>/'crapandlet'smobilize. As 
Tanya Cunic says on page 8, "You can call me a raging feminist." I've 
been called worse and lived through it. I've survived. 

Women are capable of a lot more than 70 percent of what men are. 
I'd even wager 100 percent. No, a woman could not be elected 
President today. But what about tomorrow? 

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ous members of the Washing- 
ton College Community have 
used any excuse that they can 
find to list their grievances 
against the current athletic di- 
rector and rehash old contro- 
versies. 

We are all aware of the 
controversy surrounding the 
tennis team last year,and many 
of us are also aware of the ac- 
complishments of the members 
of the tennis team, both aca- 
demically and athletically. No 
one begrudges them their ac- 
complishments, yet Scott Read 
still felt the need to mount an 
unprovoked attack on theother 
women's teams on campus in 
his letter to the Editor last week 
("Athletic Department Politics 
Continue, November 13 ELM ). 

Such ignorant generaliza- 
tions as Mr. Read made when 
referring to the other women's 
teams on campus as "mediocre 
at best" need to be set straight. 
We cannot speak for all the 
women's teams on campus that 
he insulted, but as members of 
the swim team, we felt com- 
pelled to share our collective 
reactions. 

Why is Mr. Read so con- 
cerned with the win-loss 
recordsof WC's women's teams 
anyway? We feel that success 
cannot be gauged by meaning- 



less tallies ina win-loss column. 
Is not the Division 1TI philoso- 
phy of 'student first, athlete 
second' still held dear at 
Washington College? Further- 
more, if it were not for Wash- 
ington College's Division III 
Athletic Program, most of us 
would not be participating in 
and excelling at sports on the 
varsity level, while at the same 
time not sacrificing other parts 
of the learning experience of 
college life. This is something 
to be treasured. The lessons 
that our coach has taught us 
about sports as the key to life- 
long fitness, health and enjoy- 
ment will endure much longer 
than our win-loss record ever 
will. 

Mr. Read also blamed the 
so-called failure of our women's 
teams solely on the coaches and 
administration. This is a very 
naive position to take. It is 
impossible to blame or praise 
anathlete's performance solely 
on the actions of his or her col- 
lege coach. But our greatest 
problem with that statement is 
that he completely denounced 
the hard work of half of the 
Athletic Department to sub- 
stantiate his argument. We feel 
fortunate to have such caring 
and committed individualslike 
our coaches behind us. 

Next time Scott Read at- 
tempts to argue his particular 
viewpoint, we hope he can 



manage to do so without in- 
sulting and offending people 
who never expressed any op- 
position to his cause. 

Members of the Washington 
College Men's and Women's 
Swim Teams 

Hey, that's not us! 

To the Editor: 

This is a letter concerning 
the quality of the reports in our 
Campus Voices. Upon reading 
this week's issue (November 
13), we were surprised that al- 
though the quote over our 
names had a ring of familiarity, 
to say we were quoted would 
be a slight stretch. Well, if you 
are going to put words in our 
mouth you may at least try to 
make us sound not so lacking 
in cognitive abilities. Amy has 
changed her mind regarding 
the band situation. Upon re- 
flection she has decided that 
Gilligan's Fundeck was chill- 
Theresa was disturbed to see 
that the picture was not her at 
all but in fact her mentally 
challenged evil twin sister, 
whom her parents left on the 
side of the road shortly after 
birth due to her being too ugly 
to keep. 

Lastly, we have decided 
that a more pertinent Campus 
Voices question would be "Why 
has there never been a rower as 
Newt's Player of the Week?" 

Theresa Lerch & Amy Osborne 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



November 20, 1992 



Scott Ross Koon 



Currently, there is a lot of 
speculation as to the composi- 
tion of President-elect Bill 
Clinton's economic team, and 
one of the names which occurs 
often in this context is Robert 
Reich. Robert Reich is a former 
FTC official who currently 
teaches at Harvard. 

By sheer coincidence, 1 
happened to read one of Mr. 
Reich's books last week. When 
1 began to read The Next Ameri- 
can Frontier, I fully expected to 
be bored beyond my ability to 
bearboredom. I was pleasantly 
surprised in that the book itself 
is well written and interesting. 

But as I read, a feeling of 
uneasiness came upon me. I 
came to the startling revelation 
that this man's ideas are dan- 
gerous in the extreme. His 
analysis of the current state of 
the development of American 
capitalism is nearly flawless. 
Reich is a critic of the current 
philosophy governing eco- 
nomic affairs in both the gov- 
ernment and the business 
community. However, his 
criticism is entirely from within 
the capitalist tradition of eco- 
nomic thought, and his sug- 
gestions for policy making 
threaten to promote stable 
growth of the American 
economy and thereby delay the 
crisis of capitalism. 

In the first 115 pages of The 
Next American Frontier^ Reich 
chronicles the development of 
industry in America. This sec- 
tion is non-controversial in 
content, and seems to be in- 
cluded to pro videa background 
for the rest of Reich's analysis. 



Reich notes that low wage 
competition from nations such 
as Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Hong 
Kong and Singapore hascaused 
many older industries in de- 
veloped nations to become less 
competitive. This is certainly 
true, and the natural reaction of 
American capitalists has been 
to attack the working class by 
lowering wages and benefits. 
Although The Next American 
Frontier was written in 1983, 
the experience of the 1980s in- 
creases the credibility of this 
hypothesis. 

Another failing of Ameri- 
can business which Reich at- 
tacks is what he terms "paper 
entrepenurialism." By this he 
means the process whereby 
companies motivated solely by 
profit buy other companies 
without considerationof factors 
involved in the production 
process. 

This dynamic also extends 
inward to the internal func- 
tioning of American companies; 
"Through shrewd maneuver- 
ing, accounting and tax rules 
can be finessed, and the num- 
bers on balance sheets and tax 
returns manipulated, giving the 
appearance of greater or lesser 
earnings. ... Huge profits are 
generated by theseploys. They 
are the most imaginative and 
daring ventures in the Ameri- 
can economy. But they do not 
enlarge the economic pie; they 
merely reassign the pieces." 

Another reaction of 
American capitalism has been 
to shift capital to the service 

See "Koon," pg. 8 



OFF-CAMPUS VOICES 

By Dude 



Why do you think everyone should move off campus*? 




So that they can live in 
a beautiful downtown 
Chestertown house 
like mine that's ripe 
for a Better Homes & 
Gardens layout. Matt 
is moving: ISO a non- 
anally retentive 
roommate. 
Heather Evans 

Collegeville, PA Se- 




I don't think every- 
body is capable of liv- 
ing off-campus. Most 
of the students need a 
lot of hand-holding 
and spoon-feeding. 
Keep them on campus 
and away from me. 
Matthew B. Shields 
Sterling, VA Very Se- 
nior 




Because the dorm 
rooms are gross, and 
they're too small. If s 
just too crowded. 
Heather Skelly 
Wilmington, DE Se- 
nior^ 




Special Voices Goon of the Week! 

Abby "Please don't do this to me" Clifford 

Collect them all! Trade with your friends! 



Because old security 

men cannot come off 

campus. It's left up to 

the police. 

Michael Mucha ff&& - 

Towson, MP Junior \ 

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They don t know 

where you live. 

John Bates Towson, 

MD Senior 



Because you can have 

kegs and you can 

share housing with 

women. 

Chris Holmes 

Ambler, PA Senior+ 




Open Forum: Harassment - Not Just on the Hill Anymore 



Jennifer Del Nero , President oftfa 
SC4, is a senior majoring in En- 
glish. 

In case you are wondering, 
yes, it is sexual harassment 
when someone grabsy ou in the 
m 'ddle of the Dining Hall. It is 
sexual harassment when you 
confront members of the op- 
posite sex who stare at your 
"easts or genitalia while you 
speak. It is sexual harassment 
when you run or bike and the 
^ver of a passing car shouts 
obscenities. 

^es, it is sexual harassment 
wh en you degradingly call a 
^oman "little girl" or a man 
"Kleboy." It is sexual harass- 
ment when comments about 
y°ur academic or professional 
P° r formance are inappropri- 



ately linked to your gender. It 
is sexual harassment when you 
type offensive messages on 
Broadcast. 

And yes, sexual harassment 
does occur on the Washington 



Jennifer 
Del Nero 



College campus. Let there be 
no mistake about it. 

Anita Hill started a ball 
rolling that was long in need of 
a push. Since the infamous 
Clarence Thomas hearings, the 
issue of sexual harassment has 



come to light in a number of 
arenas, and certainly not ex- 
empt from this form of verbal 
and physical assault are college 
campuses. 

Although it may seem like 
it, sexual harassment does not 
defy definition. Itisthecreation 
of a hostile environment 
through unwanted gender-re- 
lated attention that occurs in 
power situations. And it's 
common. Very common. 

Granted there are degrees 
of sexual harassment; it exists 
on a continuum, ranging from 
the leering look to the inappro- 
priate touch to the violent sexual 
assault. (And each range has 
found a home at Washington 
College.) Itisnotbycoincidence 
that sexual harassment and rape 
are related. The attitudes that 



serve as catalysts forboth forms 
of assault are identical and in- 
clude a desire to place a person 
in an inferior position. 

What'ssofrustratingabout 
defining sexual harassment is 
that it is often intangible. Even 
if the harassment is spoken, 
words are interpreted differ- 
ently by each party involved. 
Although the words out of the 
mouth of person A may be con- 
sidered teasing and harmless, 
those same words out of the 
mouth of person B may be in- 
terpreted as harassment. 
Whose interpretation is right? 
It's one person's word against 
the other. And it's so easy to 
profess, "That's not what I 
meant." 

But a claim like that won't 
hold water with NASPA [Na- 



tional Association of Student 
Personnel Administrators] 
members who argue that it's 
not a question of intent. It's 
interpretation that ultimately 
decides what constitutes sexual 
harassment. Regardlessof what 
you mean to say, what matters 
is how the other person inter- 
prets what you say. 

Thaf s why education is so 
important. Thaf s why it's so 
important for men to under- 
stand how women may inter- 
pret -their remarks and vice 
versa. But keep in mind, ha- 
rassment extends beyond 
words. So often it is a tone of 
voice or body language that 
puts one person in an inferior 
position to another strictly on 

See "Del Nero/' page 4 



November 20, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



From "Del Nero/' page 3 

the basis of gender. It's still 
sexual harassment and it's still 
unacceptablein all situations at 
all times. 

So what can we do at 
Washington College? Whatcan 
we do at a small college where 
confidentiality is virtually non- 
existent, where we have no 
Sexual Harassment Resource 
Person (come on, it took us un- 
til last year to design and 
implement a sexual harassment 
policy)? 

Well, for starters, it begins 
with evaluating your behavior, 
reflecting on what you've said 
or done. (Do you recognize 
yourself in any of the opening 
examples?) It is essential to 
determine if you are sending 
the message to the opposite sex 
that you want to be sending. 
And if your intent matches the 
receiver's interpretation of 
sexual harassment, if yourgoal 
is to sexually harass someone, 
then we've got a serious prob- 
lem. In that case, it's time to 
check behavior and change it. 

Changing behavior is a 
tricky thing, but it's not impos- 



sible. When it comes to sexual 
harassment, it means would 
you (if you are male) want the 
object of the comments you just 
expressed or the feel you just 
copped to be your girlfriend? 
Your sister? Your mother? If 
the idea of your mother getting 
felt up bothers you, then cut it 
out. Hey, it happens. Ask your 
girlfriend, your sister, your 
mother, and chances are damn 
high that she has been a victim 
of sexual harassment. 

At Washington College two 
casesof sexual harassment have 
already been formally dealt 
with this semester. And you 
can rest assured that many more 
unreported ones have gone on 
and will continue to go on. 

Another way to attack the 
problem of sexual harassment 
is to create a stronger and more 
visible support network. That 
meansifsomecreep says some- 
thing to a female friend of yours, 
let her know that you are be- 
hind her if she wants to con- 
front him (or her, that happens 
too) or that you'll confront the 
offender. Let her know it of- 
fends you that someone is 
treating her with disrespect. 




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Support also means that if 
one of your friends (be it male 
or female) harasses someone, 
you let your friend know that 
that kind of behavior bothers 
you. If he does it to one female, 
there's no guarantee he won't 
also do it to your girlfriend or 
girl friend. Don't kid yourself. 
Sexual harassment offenders 
aren't selective about their vic- 
tims. 

In other words, protect 
yourself and protect your 
friends. 

There will always be a 
number of women reluctant to 
voice their discomfort and make 
waves. It all has to do with 
comfort level. It has to do with 
women deciding for themselves 
that either sexual harassment 
makes them uncomfortable or 
is acceptable as learned behav- 
ior (although learned behavior 
can be unlearned). 

Women who chose not to 
report sexual harassment 
should not be judged, although 
one certainly hopes they'll reach 
a point when they feel strong 
enough and comfortable 
enough to defend themselves 
and respond to such dehuman- 
izing behavior. But in the 
meantime, that doesn't mean 
people who witness sexual ha- 
rassment have to remain silent. 

On the subject of judging, 
be careful how you judge those 
people (usually women) who 
do confront offenders. Ifs not 
that they don't know how to 
take a joke or they're too sensi- 
tive, or they're bra-burning lib- 



gey 



erals. They are women with 
self-respect. They are not 
bitches. 

So where to now? How to 
educate men and women that 
sexual harassment is a serious 
issue, that it exists in full force 
on our campus? How about 
not just a fraternity and soror- 
ity sponsored seminar on rape, 
but one on sexual harassment 
too and the connections be- 
tween them? How about invit- 
ing Bemice "Bunny" Sandler, a 
senior associate with the Wash- 



ington-based Center for 
Women Policy Studies, to ad- 
dress sexual harassment as a 
particularly unique and prob- 
lematic issue for a small cam- 
pus? 

Wbat it comes down to is 
awareness. Listen to what you 
say, to what others say to you. 
Check your behavior. See if 
people are interpreting the 
message you are intending to 
send. And most importantly, 
make it a point to protect your- 
self and protect your friends. 



IFC Report 



Kappa Alpha 

On November 17th, the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Order co- 
sponsored a seminar with the Sisters of ZTA on the issue of Date 
Rape. They are currently planning their annual Christmas party 
with the ZETAs, as well. The party will take place on December 
5th and will benefit various underprivileged children from 
Chestertown. The order would also like to welcome P.J. Mullin as 
their first pledge in quite awhile. On Monday, November 23rd, 
the Brothers of KA will be coming to your door and asking for 
donations to benefit MDA. Please give. The Muscular Dystrophy 
Association needs YOU! 

Theta Chi 

Beta Eta Chapter of Theta Chi will be hosting their regional 
conference this spring at the college. Two regional counselors 
have already been down to help with the planning. 

Congratulations to the basketball team for their win in last 
weekend's tournament and good luck this weekend at the Scotty 
Wood tournament. 

Good luck to Lance Mercereau who is in D.C. this weekend 
for model O.A.S. 

Happy Birthday to John McCarthy who is 22 and Terence 
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Interview 



November 20, 1992 



Passion, Vision, & 'A Midsummer Night's Dream* 
An Interview With the Director 



JasonM. West, asenior drama 
major from Bethlehem, Connecti- 
cut, came to Washington College 
as a freshman in the fall of 1988. 
^e joined the Marine Corps Re- 
serves in the summer of 1989 and 
continues to work for them as a 
carpenter. West has performed in 
numerous plays, often as the male 
lead, and has served as Technical 
Director for countless others. He 
also has worked as the theatre shop 
manager for the past few years. 
This weekend is the culmination of 
his time here, as his senior produc- 
tion, William Shakespeare's A 
Midsummer Night's Dream, hit 
the stage last night. 

West has directed and de- 
signed the show, which is free 
and open to the public and plays 
lonight and tomorrow night at 
8 p.m. in Tawes Theatre. 

ELM editor Tarin Towers 
has worked with West during 
her three years here in several 
aspects of technical theatre 
work. She interviewed him 
Monday about his thoughts on 
life,drama and the artof magic. 

JTT: Why 'A Midsummer Night's 
Dream'? 

JMW: It says something that I 
want to say, and is that a lot of 
what 'civilization'brings causes 
problems,andthatalotof times 
in life today I feel that people 
look for these well -reasoned, 
intellectual answers to every- 
thing, and I feel that people are 
ignoring that there is a magic in 
life today, and that in this 'adult' 
world, there is a need for that 
magic. 

I think that people are so 
concerned with conventional 
approaches to problems and 
conventional answers to ques- 
tions, that a lot of the time they 
stop trusting their instincts. 

In essence, I think a ten- 
dency to take life too seriously 
causes problems. 

JTT: What do you do, person- 
ally, to find that magic in your 
own life? 

JMW: I think that I approach 
''fe in a more unorthodox 
fashion than most people. I try 
to have fun, and while I'm 
sometimes irresponsible, I try 
to have fun to do what makes 
me happy. 

I think a lot of people settle 
for whatever they can get — at 
a certain age, we stop exploring 
•ne passion that we as humans 
have in our lives — a lot of 
People pile things on top of it, 
a nd they cover up the passion 
'hat should exist in our lives. 

By denying your passions, 
you deny an essential part of 



approaches to solving problems 
in society are not necessarily 
appropriate for all circum- 




Director Jason West 
stances. 

JTT: What are your favorite 
plays that you've acted in since 
you've been here? 
JMW: 'Drinking in America' 
[by Eric Bogosian, directed by 
Dale Daigle], 'Waiting for 
Godof [by Samuel Beckett, di- 
rected by Daigle], 'Baby with 
the Bathwater' [by Christopher 
Durang, directed by Emily 
Lott], and 'Burn This' [by 
Lanford Wilson, directed by 
Stephanie Hess]. 

JTT: Andwhatset,besidesyour 



Marine Corps experience influ- 
enced your technique as a di- 
rector? 

JMW: You know, it has. I have 
such a huge cast (over twenty 
people). My experience to this 
date with speaking to or 
working with or talking to 
people has basically been with 
the Marines — I think that 
sometimes the cast is intimi- 
dated by my way of speaking 
to them as a whole — sometimes 
I have to remind myself that 
I'mnot speaking to a platoon of 
marines. 

A big part of how I feel 
about putting the show up is 
that I'm very interested in 
working with my cast in crew 
in a way that's not just one- 
sided. I'm not just using them 
for my senior thesis, it's a form 
of give-and-take. I'm allowing 
everyone in the cast and crew 
to learn and grow with this ex- 
perience — I would like to think 
that everyone I've worked with 
has learned at least one new 
thing over the course [of the 
production]. 

JTT: What directors have you 
learned the most from yourselp 
JMW: The plays I've worked 
on with TM [Tim Maloney, 
chair of the Drama Department! 
may not have been my favorite 
productions, but I'vedone some 



portant thing about acting on 
stage is to explore as many 
choices as you possibly can. 



gave me a similar description 
of your character then. What 
insights did playing Creon then 



"I encourage [my actors] to try 
anything on stage ... if they have 
the urge to drop their pants on 
stage to get some attention, then 
I applaud that." 



JTT: It's been said that you're 
often typecast as the 'bad guy' or 
the 'heavy.' Do you think this is 
true, and how doyoufeel about it? 
JMW: To a certain extent — I 
think I've had a lot of experi- 
ences that helped me on stage. 
Living in Kent House for a full 
year my freshman year, back 
when it was all male, gave me a 
lot of help with playing drunks 
— I had a year of in-depth char- 
acter study. 

I work as a carpenter and 
I'm in the Marine Corps, and 
God only knows I've seen 
enough 'masculinity on dis- 
play 7 to play more than my fair 
share of bad guys. Drunks and 
bad guys have been my spe- 
cialty for some reason. 

JTT: And yet there's ho real 
"had guy 7 in 'Midsummer'. 
JMW: No. 

There isn't a bad guy in 




The cast of this weekend's' A Midsummer Night's Dream' (that's director Jason West on the far right) 



hum; 



anity. The conventional 



own, did you most enjoy work- 
ing on? 

JMW: My favorite set? Itwould 
have to be the one for 'Seascape 
with Sharks and Dancer.' 

JTT: Your set's pretty big, too. 
JMW: If s an extravaganza up 
there. I'm really happy with 
the set — if s an exciting space 
for the play to take place in. 

JTT: This might be a strange 
question, but how has your 



good work on stage for TM, 
and the work I've done with 
him on stage and in class has 
given me a lot more knowledge 
about acting — it's expanded 
my view of what individual ac- 
to ; are able to bring to the pro- 
c .ss. I encourage them to try 
anything on stage — no matter 
how inappropriate it seems — 
if they have the urge to drop 
their pants on stage to get some 
attention, then I applaud that. 
I think that the most im- 



Midsummer because there is 
no 'good versus bad' conflict in 
theplay. The only person in the 
play who really can qualify as 
the bad guy in the play would 
be Theseus, who really is just 
holding up the law of the land 

— and reluctantly, I might add 

— he's really not a bad guy. 

JTT: I remember interviewing 
you when you were playing 
Creon in TM's production of 
'Antigone' a year ago, and you 



give you to direct Theseus now? 
JMW: I think there are a lot of 
similarities between Theseus 
and Creon — they're both in a 
situation where the law dictates 
what is to be done, but they 
don't necessarily agree with 
that. The law is where they 
derive their authority, and if 
they don't uphold that, then 
they end up looking bad. 

I'veapproached it from the 
point of view that Theseus 
doesn't like having to give an 
ultimatum to Hermia. His 
wedding day iscomingup,and 
the last thing he wants to think 
about is being a strict authori- 
tarian — he doesn't want it to 
be clouded or marred in any 
way — he wants everyone to be 
happy — this is a celebration. 

JTT: What's beerithe best part ' 
of your experience directing? 
JMW: Boy, there's a lot to 
choose from. 1 haven't really 
sat down and thought about it. 

A lot of very good things 
have happened. I've given a lot 
of people their first chance on 
stage at Washington College — 
I think if s been a very reward- 
ing experience for everyone — 
I don' t think it's just myself get- 
ting what I want. 

I think I've come as close as 
I can get to realizing my vision 
with this show. I haven't com- 
promised anything I've wanted 
to do with the show. 

JTT: That includes your mas- 
sive set. 

JMW: Yeah, it's a great set, 
isn't it? 

JTT: Do you have any advice 
for futureor prospective drama 
majors? 

JMW: I would say to never 
compromise your artistic vision 
— to set high, hard-to-attain 
goals for yourself, and instead 
of compromising somewhere 
on this side of attaining those 
goals, to push yourself to real- 
izing them. 

I keep thinking, when my 
show goes uponopening night, 
'could I just have stayed a few 
hours later on that one night, 
could I have gotten up a little 
earlier on that one day/ just to 
give my show just a little bit 
extra. 



November 20, 1992 



Arts & Entertainment 



Washington College ELM 



Week at a Glance 

October 23 - 29 



Film Series: 



Tatie Danielle 

Norman James Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunday, and 
Monday, November 20, 21 & 23 



Humorous Hypnotist Dan La Rosa, Norman James Theatre, 9:30 p.m., Admis- 
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20 

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Trip to University of Delaware Library, Newark, Del. Van Leaves at 9:00 a.m. 
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French Club Trip to Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Leaves at 10:00 
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Alpha Chi Omega Annual Casino Night, Hynson Lounge, 8:00 p.m.-12:00 
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Dawg On, CoffeeHouse, 10:00p.m.-l;00a.m. Admission: $3.00, Sponsored by 
Alpha Chi Omega in conjunction with Casino Night 

Baltimore Alumni Chapter Annual Bull & Oyster Roast. Oregon Ridge, 1:00 
p.m.-6:00 p.m. Advance reservations requested. For information: Rich 
Denison '78, (410) 321-5936 



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Sunday 



Guest Speaker: Alicia Parrnoy, International House Basement, 7:30 p.m. 
Sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, the International 
House and Amnesty International 

The Concert Series presents pianist Paul Maillct, Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m.. 
Admission: Adults, $10.00, Students and under 18, free 

The Post-Election America Guest Speaker: Carl T. Rowan, Norman James 
Theatre, 4:30 p.m. 

National Aids Awareness Week Begins 

Beethoven Bows: 20th century music and original compositions by student 

performers, Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 



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Trip to Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Bus leaves Chestertown Ames 
parking lot at 8:00 p.m., returns 5:00 p.m. Cost: $17.50 WC-ALL members, 
$20.00 non-WC-ALL members. For information: WC-ALL (410) 778-7221 

H1VANDME: SexualRssponsibilityintheAgeofAIDS: Guest Speaker: Doug 
Rose, '86, Hynson Lounge, 7:30 p.m. Reception at O'Neill Literary House 
immediately following 



AIDS Quilt Exhibit, CAC 

Masculinity and Manhood GuestSpeaker: Dr. Newell, Sophie Kerr Room, 7:00 
p.m. 

8-Ball Tournament, Louie's Side Pocket, 6:30 p.m. Sign-up: SeeDaveJohnson, 
CoffeeHouse, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., weekdays or enter in dining hall. Number 
of participants limited t 



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January 10. For information: (202) 393-2700, Monday-Saturday after 10:00 
a.m., Sunday after 12:00 p.m. + 



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Wednesday 



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Nov. 28 & 29 at 2:00 pm 

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regional tournament at Pennsylvania State University and gift 
certificates to your favorite local restaurants and businesses. 

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number of competition slots available — so sign up soon. The 
tournament's entry fee is $3.00, and it'll happen at Louie's Side 
Pocket. 

Student Profile: Tanya Cunic 




Tanya Cunic, a 21 year-old senior English and Psychology 
Major, will never be defined as just "somebody's girlfriend." As 
she says, "You can call me raging feminist. I'm radically pro- 
choice and don't care about people's sexuality as long as they 
don't hurt animals or children. I'm a member of NOW (National 
Organization of Women) and proud of it." 

Besides her involvement in feminist causes, Tanya's the 
senior representative on the Writers' Union Junta and serves on 
the Ad-hoc Committee for Academic Dishonesty/Honesty and 
the Student Advisory Board. In between meetings, she finds time 
for GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alliance) and the Gender Studies 
ReadingGroup. She'salsoamemberof the Film Club and an ELM 
staff writer. 

For those of you who eat breakfast at 7:30 a.m., you've 
probably seen Tanya walking to the pool. She swims a mile every 
day because, as she says, "I love to swim — it's my favorite 
activity." Thafs an understatement. Tanya'sbeenalifeguardfor 
6 years and is certified in first-aid and CPR. A trained Water 
Safety Instructor, she's given swimming lessons for 5 years to 
students as young as 3 years old, teaching beginning swimmers 
as well as training life-guards. 

Presently, Tanya's working on her senior thesis examining 
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a cyclical seasonal depres- 
sion. Her project focuses on the affect SAD has on college 
students. Tanya's and Dr. Siemen's poster has been accepted by 
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA). Tanya now is working 
on another poster about SAD for submission. 

Originally from Denville, New Jersey, Tanya graduated from 
Morris Noles High School and received a scholarship from the 
local fire department. A Dean's List student the past two semes- 
ters, Tanya hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. This 
past semester, she'sbeen nominated for induction into the Psi Chi 
Honor Society for psychology majors. 

In her spare time (which is hard to believe exists) Tanya's an 
Addams Family pinball addict and a connoisseur of linguiru 
Carbanara. She also visits her guinea pig (who's not on camp uS ' 
Security) Isabella. Her favorite bookof all timeisRobin Morgan's 
Upstairs in the Garden. 



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Arts & Entertainment 



November 20, 1992 



Amadeus' Tom Hulce at the National Shakespeare Theatre 



[e nnit 
A&E Editor 

Though every opening 
night has some glitches, 
Hamlet'sdefinitelyagreatpro- 
duction in the rough. Tom 
Hulce, one of America's finest 
actors as Hamlet, can't be 
missed . The production, which 
opened this past Tuesday, No- 



mark, is strikingly spirited. 
Sitting at arm's length away 
from the actors (I could have 
knocked him off the stage if I 
wanted), I was struck by his 
wired presence and his ease 
with other actors. 

The play's best moments 
occurred when the actors were 
on stage one-on-one, namely 
Ophelia's (Francesca Buller) 




"I don't think the chair that 
fell into orchestra pit and the 
shard of splintered wooden 
sword that sailed into the 
audience were planned*" 



vember 17 grips its audience 
from its opening fog scene to its 
murderous close. 

Hulce's credits include the 
cult classic, National Lampoon's 
Animal House, the television 
drama, A Murder in Mississippi, 
Broadway's A Few Good Men 
and the modern film-classic 
Amadeus. His talent has earned 
nominations for the Academy 
Award, Golden Globe Award, 
Tony Award, and Helen Hayes 
Award. 

His portrayal of Hamlet, 
prince of a foreboding Den- 



and Laertes's (Jay Goede) play- 
ful banter as well Hamlet's and 
Ophelia's violent encounter. 
However, the burial scene was 
a great disappointment. Too 
many lines were cut from the 
play, watering down the 
moment's emotional impact. 
Hamlet's cries of woe seem 
more hypocritical and whiny 
than mournful. 

Though Hulce's perfor- 
mance is exceptional, Buller and 
Goede steal the show. Buller, a 
graduate of the Central School 
of Speech and Drama in Lon- 



don, is known to most Ameri- 
cans for her portrayal of Jessica 
in The Merchant of Venice on 
Broadway. Her Ophelia's 
frighteningly insane songs' 
grief affect the audience long 
after the curtains close. 

Goede, star of day-time 
television's One Life to Live and 
Law and Order and a member of 
the Yale Repertory Theatre, 
gives subtle strength to the 
young Laertes, without making 
him seem rash or childish. 

I'd suggest waiting a few 
weeks to see the play when the 
rough spots are worked out. I 
don't think the chair that fell 
into orchestra pit and the shard 
of splintered wooden sword 
that sailed into the audience 
were planned. However, 
Hamlet's line following the 
splinter's flight, "Why, what an 
ass am I!" was hilarious. 

The director's interpreta- 
tion was fresh and innovative. 
Laertes's and Ophelia's rela- 
tionship seems incestuous, 
paralleling the unsettling mar- 
riage of Queen Gertrude to her 
dead husband's brother, King 
Claudius. When we first see 
Laertes and Ophelia, he 
wrestles her to the floor and 
lays on top of her while warn- 
ing her of men's evils. King 
Claudius (Jack Ryland) warns 
Queen Gertrude (Franchell 
Stewart Dorn) that Hamlefs 
chalice is poisoned before she 
drinks fromit,makinghcrdeath 
a suicide, rather than a murder. 
When you buy tickets for 
the play, I suggest getting box 
seats near the middleof the the- 
atre. Though it was exciting to 
be close to the play's action, my 
view was blocked during some 
parts. Shakespeare's language, 
though beautiful, does send a 
great deal of spit into the air. I 



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actors' makeup and costumes 
(which were exquisite) rather 
than paying attention to the 
story line. As a huge fan of 
Amadeus, I must admit that I 
kept staring at Hulce, amazed 
that he was three feet from me. 
During much of the play, 
there are too many extras on 
stage, upstaging some of the 
action and swallowing up the 
short Hulce. The stagedesign is 
lacking. The color scheme is 
more bland than desolate, and 
its set-up makes it difficult for 
the actors to maneuver. Atone 
point, Hulce nearly tripped into 



Ophelia's grave. 

Hamlet's run lasts until 
January 10. Tickets are avail- 
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Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
when there's no evening per- 
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before buying a ticket — higher 
priced tickets don't mean seats 
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susceptible to migraine head- 
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"Koon," from pg. 3 

sector. This is due to the higher 
rates of profit in these indus- 
tries as compared to the manu- 
facturing sector. Thethird tactic 
taken has been to subsidize 
older domestic industries and 
to impose quotas or voluntary 
restrictions on the volume of 
imported goods. 

Reich argues that this ap- 
proach is short sighted and 
leaves the manufacturing sec- 
tor uncompetitive and has the 
effect of lowering the real in- 
come of American workers. He 
avers that a better approach 
would be to allow developing 
nations to take over a greater 
shareof the world'sproduction 
of such products as steel, ships 
and copper. 

This is, of course, going to 
occur anyway. Reich argues 
that instead of providing subsi- 
dies and tax write-offs to older 
industries, a superior tactic 
would be to use the same funds 
to enhance competitiveness in 
industries which "are relatively 
secure against low-wage com- 
petition because thedepend on 
high-level skills rather than 
standardized production." 
Reich identifies these industries 
as precision products, custom 
products and technology- 
driven products. 

This is exactly the tactic 
which has proven so successful 
fojr the Japanese. , Rqich notes 
that the Japanese export jobs 
which require low levels of skill 
and retain those which require 
higher levels of skill. This 
means that semi-skilled tasks 
such in steel production and 
automobile assembly are as- 
signed to second-tier nations 
such as South Korea and the 
United States, whereas high 
skill jobs stay in Japan. 

And this, as 1 perceive it, is 



the primary danger of Reich's 
school of thought. If Reich 
somehow succeeds in pushing 
his agenda through, American 
workers will see their real in- 
comes rise, American busi- 
nesses will become more com- 
petitive and the economy will 
enjoy stable growth for many 
years to come. Additionally, 
this would have the adverse 
effect of preserving the integ- 
rity of the capitalist system on 
an international level. 

Conservatives ought to 
love Reich, because he pro vides 
the only clear formula to pre- 
serve the viability of the capi- 
talistsystem. Reich favors close 
cooperation between govern- 
ment and industry to maximize 
the" social wage, increase the 
skill levels of American work- 
ers, to increaseproductivity and 
to enhance the competitive 
position of American firms on 
the international level. 

Ultimately, however, it is 
this plan of action which leads 
me to believe that Reich will fail 
to accomplish his agenda. Al- 
though he correctly points out 
that the American distinction 
between the "public" sector and 
the "private" sector is too rigid 
when it comes to economic 
policy making, his battle plans 
contain a fatal flaw. 

Reich's analysis of the cur- 
rent state of American capital- 
ism is superb; however, it fo- 
cuses too much on the economic 
development of America and 
gives short shrift to the political 
realm. I do not mean to imply 
that political relationships de- 
termineeconomic relationships 
— any idiot knows that the op- 
posite is true. 1 do mean to say 
that the form of government 
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lion. 

Reich often points to Ger- 
many, South Korea, Mexico, 
Japan and France as countries 
where governments cooperate 
more effectively with business 
than in either the United States 
or the United Kingdom. He 
does not notice that it is the 
form of government which al- 
low these nations to adapt more 
readily. Governments in these 
countries cooperate better with 
industry because they are bet- 
ter able to cooperate with in- 
dustry. 

It is the structure and form 
of these governments which 
allow them to cooperate with 
business more effectively. 
Reich analyzes the policies of 
these nationsand then assumes 
that any nation can adopt these 
sorts of policies. In this, he has 
failed to take his own advice. 
He has given short shrift to his 
analysis of governments. In 
noting that these governments 
cooperate better, he assumes 
that it is the policies which are 
shared and not certain aspects 
of the policy making mecha- 
nisms within these govern- 
ments. 

Reich should have asked 
himself the following question: 
"Is what I am observing a phe- 
nomenon unto itself, or is it a 
result of other factors? If it is, 
what are they?" He should have 
then asked what, besides policy, 
the various nations concerned 
have with one another. He 
would have found it straight 
away. Germany, South Korea, 
Mexico, Japan and France all 
have modern, 20th-century 
constitutional formsof govern- 
ment, whereas the governmen- 
tal forms of the United States 
and the United Kingdom both 
preexisted modern capitalism. 
This is why Reich's pro- 
gram shall fail. The ascendant 
nations are more flexible be- 
cause the form of government 
itself was wholly determined 
by modem capitalism, whereas 
the forms of government of the 
Anglo-Saxon nations were de- 
veloped in an earlier stage of 
economic development. 

One example of the many 
ideas expounded by Reich 



which cannot come to pass be- 
cause of the nature of political 
formulation in America is his 
contention that workers should 
have a more direct say in busi- 
ness operations. This ain't 
gonna happen under the gov- 
ernmental system as presently 
constituted. Americanbusiness 
leaders are paternalistic and 
don't think the workers know a 
damn thing about how to effec- 
tively conduct a business. One 
call to their congressman (who 
is probably a Democrat) will 
stop any of that sort of rubbish. 
Under a more modem, more 
democratic form of govern- 
ment, perhaps. But not in this 
country. 

And so Mr. Reich's lofty 
ideals will come to naught. He'll 
sit there in his lushly appointed 
government office for the next 
eight years wondering why a 
Congress controlled by his 
President's party won't pass a 
single proposal he sends them. 
And meanwhile, it will be busi- 
ness as usual, and the economy 
will continue to go to Hell in a 
bucket, just as it did during the 
Bush years 

From "Fire," page 1 

burnings could be the work of 
an antagonistic student or a 
pyromaniac. No leads have 
been found as to the identity of 
the person responsible. 

"If the problem is vandal- 
ism," said Day, "then we want 
that person caught. But if it's a 
person with an emotional 
problem in some bizarre way, 
we want to find that person 
and help them." 

Day added that the stu- 
dents who use the Lit House, 
both for studying and party- 
ing, are generally very respon- 
sible. "The usual use of the 
Literary House for quasi-social 
purposes has been terrific." 

The Security Department 
suggested that the building be 
closed to students each night 
and not reopened until the fol- 
lowing morning. Current 
policy has the pressroom being 
locked at 6 p.m. and the Lit 
House being locked at mid- 
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can remain and are asked to 
lock the doors behind them 
when leaving. 

Professors Day and Kathy 
Wagner, as well as Kaylor and 
the students present, were op- 
posed to such measures, de- 
spite a general feeling of con- 
cern for the safety of those in- 
volved. 

A 'neighborhood watch' 
sort of system was suggested, 
with students volunteering to 
provide a self-security system. 
This involves making sure the 
building is locked up when no 
one is present and reporting 
any suspicious activity to Secu- 
rity. 

Additional measures were 
suggested by students and re- 
ported to Security by Day. 
These include the following; 

• A telephone will be in- 
stalled downstairs so that stu- 
dents can call Security more 
easily. 

• Security patrols will be 
doubled until the end of this 
semester; officers will check 
each room in the house during 
each visit. 

• In addition, officers will 
take names of all students 
present in the house at night 
and make sure that no students 
sleep in the building. Students 
will be reminded to lock all 
doors on leaving the Lit House. 

• All smoke detectors and 
fire extinguishers will be tested, 
and additional equipment will 
be installed as deemed neces- 
sary. A floorplan indicating 
the location of fire extinguish- 
ers will be posted throughout 
the building. 

Security Director Jerry 
Roderick told the ELM 
Wednesday that the depart- 
ment is "deeply worried" about 
the burnings, particularly 
Sunday's. "It could have po- 
tentially been a devastating in- 
cident. We'rejustfortunatethat 
the damage was as limited asit 
was," he said. 

"We will be instituting fur- 
ther security measures asking 
that students that use the 
building take some extra mea- 
sures and be a little more aware 
of keeping the buildingsecured 
and noting any unusual occur- 
rences," Roderick said. 

Roderickadded that he was 
reluctant to close the building 
at night and would not do so 
unless absolutely necessary. 
"If s important in this kind of 
academic environment toallow 
students to utilize the Lit House 
at the hours that we do ... i ts 
this kind of incident that forces 
us to review that policy." 

He was glad to hear thai 
the students who regularly use 
the facility were as concerned 
as Day assured him they were- 
"Hopefully that feeling will 
continue throughout the school 
year." 



Washington College ELM 



November 20, 1992 



"Creteil," from pg. 1 

Students who spend their 
junior year abroad at Creteil 
ivill spend a week of orienta- 
tion, and they will also take a 
language course in French to 
make them proficient during 
their stay. 

Because most French stu- 
dents attend the school which 
is closest to them, they live at 
home. Although there are no 
dorms, the University will help 
exchange students find hous- 
ing. 

The second component of 
theexchangeprogramoffersthe 
position of Visiting Lecturer of 
English to a graduating Wash- 
ington College Student. Creteil 
has reserved this position spe- 
cifically for the college, who will 
nominate a student for the job. 
The contract is for one year, 
with the possibility of renew- 
ing the appointment for another 
year. 

Because the University 
stresses civilization in its edu- 
cation of students, the visiting 
lecturer might teach courses in 
conversation, English literature 
or American history. The posi- 
tion is not restricted to English 
students, and students major- 
ing in areas such as History, 
International Studies and Po- 



litical Science could be candi- 
dates. 

Two years ago, Cousineau 
recommended Washington 
College graduate Roy Kesey, 
an English and Philosophy 
major, for the position. He is 
now about to complete his sec- 
ond year as Visiting Lecturer, 
and the position will be open 
for another student to take his 
place in the fall. 

In an interview from Paris 
Monday, Kesey said he is ex- 
cited that a more comprehen- 
sive program has been estab- 
lished. "Teaching at Creteil is 
such an extraordinary experi- 
ence beyond what many 
Master's degrees can offer in 
the United States," he noted. 

He added that the English 
department hasbeenextremely 
supportive during his stay. 
"Everyone is friendly and there 
is a nice ambiance in the de- 
partment. The pedagogues are 
helpful and make sure that 
you're not in over your head," 
he said. 

When Kesey was hired, 
Catherine Colomb, Chair of the 
English department at Creteil, 
proposed that the University 
and Washington College ini- 
tiate a more formal exchange 
program. 

Arrangements for the pro- 



gram were made through 
Yvette Riviere, a close friend of 
Cousineau's,and have recently 
been approved by Bernard 
Dizambourg, President of the 
University of Paris, and WC 
President Charles H. Trout. 

The final aspect of the pro- 
gram will involve a faculty ex- 
change, whereby faculty mem- 
bers from Humanities and So- 
cial Science areas will be able to 
teach courses at Creteil for one 
year. This component of the 
program is also not restricted 
to English or Modem Language 
professors. 

Conversely, professors 
from Creteil will be able to teach 
in a variety of disciplines at the 
college such as French, English 
and American Studies. 

Whereas the visiting lec- 
turers will be paid by the French 
government, the salaries for the 
professors will be paid by the 
home institution. Forexample, 
Washington College would be 
responsible for paying the sal- 
ary of the professor it sends to 
teach at Creteil. 

Cousineau said he believes 
that the faculty appointments 
will be handled by the Advi- 
sory Committee on Appoint- 
ments and Tenure. 

While Cousineau can ex- 
plain the details of the program 



to interested students and fac- 
ulty members, the program will 
be administered through the 
officeof Associate Dean Lucille 
Sansing. 

Sansing said that even 
though there will not be an of- 
ficial call for applications until 
early next semester, interested 



students and faculty should 
start to think about applying 
for acceptance in the program 
now. 

"We have enjoyed the lan- 
guage assistants thathave come 
from Creteil," she said. "If s 
very nice that there is a recipro- 
cal model set up." 




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Sports 



Washington College ELM 



Hockey Club Nailed by 
Navy Middies 



Tim Reardon 

Co-Sports Editor 

After a succesful debut by 
the Washington College hockey 
team against Salisbury, the 
squad headed down to A-Town 
to play the boys from the Naval 
Academy. Washington faced 
off against the Navy's B team, 
which is considered rather 
competitive. The outcome of 
the game was not the way the 
WAC players wanted it. The 
Shoremen wound up losing a 
hard-fought battle 8-4. 

Innet again for Washington 
was Dave Kraft who played a 
superb game tuminga way over 
40 shots. Navy started the 
scoring by putting one past 
Kraft early in the first period. 
Washington answered back 
when freshman Gary "I should 
go to practice more 
often" Yovanovich took a pass 
from Tim "I like writing on 
myself" Reardon and stung it 
past the helpless Midshipmen 
goalie. The first period ended 
in a 2-2 deadlock with Tim "It's 
me again" Reardon scoring late 
1 



in the period for Washington's 
second goal. 

At the start of the second 
period, Washington came out 
strong but, with only 10 skat- 
ers, fatigue began to play a 
major factor in the game. Navy 
began to take advantage of this 
seeing they were in a little bet- 
ter shape than most of WC's 
players. They scored 4 goals in 
the second period and Dave 
Kraft faced 22 shotsduring that 
time. 

Right at thestartofthethird 
period Washington got their 
offense going again when 
Yovanovich scored his second 
goal of the game with a blast 
into the upper right-hand cor- 
nerofthenet. The team thought 
they could gain some momen- 
tum with it, but Navy capital- 
ized on missed opportunities 
and scored 4 goals to bring the 
tally up to 8-3. Washington's 
last goal was scored by Tim 
"Hey, what can I say, I'm awe- 
some" Reardon, who has5goals 
on the season, to make the final 
score 8-4. 

The team had a scare dur- 



ing the third period when Chris 
"Topher" Headgotintoanother 
one of his favorite game time 
activities, a pushing match. 
Topher, a former sparringpart- 
ner of Riddick Bowe, engaged 
in an altercation with one of the 
Middies, receiving an 
enexpected spear to the mid- 
section. Even though "Body by 
Topher" runs and lifts weights 
everyday, he got the wind se- 
verely knocked out of him and 
suffered shortness of breath for 
a brief period of time. An am- 
bulance quickly arrived on the 
scene as Toph was taken to 
Johns Hopkins Medical Center 
for observation. He turned out 
to be fine and returned back to 
campus the next day. (Thank 
God for the running and 
weight-lifting program.) 

The team's next game is 
Monday against Hopkins in 
Baltimore at 10 p.m. If you 
need directions call Gary at ext. 
8684 or Jamie at 778-9239. I'm 
sure they would love to give 
them to you. In fact they may 
even give you a ride. Don't 
worry about gas or tolls, they 
enjoy company. 



Jen Dixon: All-MAC 
Southwest V-Ball Team 



Jen Dixon (Glen Burnie, 
Maryland/Archbishop 
Spalding), a freshman hitter for 
the Washington College Vol- 



leyball team, has been named 
to the All-MAC Southwest 
team, capping off an impres- 
sive rookie season in which she 



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led the entire Middle Atlantic 
Conference in kill average with 
4.49 per game. An outstanding 
all-around player, Dixon led the 
Shorewomen in total kills(368), 
hitting percentage (30.2%), as 
well as digs (208). She was fifth 
in the league in hitting percent- 
age, leading Washington to a 
12-20 record and a late-season 
run in which the team won five 
of its final matches. The first 
freshman from Washington 
College ever to be selected to 
the All-Section Volleyball team, 
Dixon was a unanimous pick 
for the 1992 squad which was 
voted in the Middle Atlantic 
Conference. Plus, she was hon- 
ored by receiving the coveted 
Newt's Player of the Week 
award, selected by none other 
than Bird Man and The 
Vaughnster. 

The season was 
Washington'slast in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference. Nextyear, 
the college will join the all- 
sports Centennial Conference 
along with 10 other small lib- 
eral arts schools from Mary- 
land and Pennsylvania. 



-WC Sports Information 



Shoremen Hoops 

Look Toward '92 Season 



DaveTaibl 



Writer at large 

Last Saturday the 

Shoremen basketball team 
geared up for its 1992-93 cam- 
paign, travelling to face the 
Devils of FDU-Madison. In a 
scrimmage that contained 
three, 20 minute quarters of 
play, Washington College'sex- 
pcrienced squad proved to be a 
worthy candidate for this year's 
MAC championships. 

The Shoremen, led by se- 



crashed the Devils' boards 
throughout the scrimmage. 

On Sunday, Washington 
College took the court again, 
matching up against the highly- 
ranked Division III opponent, 
New Jersey Tech. The 
Shoremen, despite the quick 
"run-and-gun" style adapted 
by Tech's squad, were able to 
remain neck and neck with 
them through all three periods, 
In the end, NJ Tech prevailed, 
but the match left the WAC fo- 
cusing optimistically upon the 




Charles "1 want to be Newt's POW oh so bad' 
Cummings lays one in 



niors Darren Vican and Pete 
Basel, controlled the tempo of 
the game. Junior point guard/ 
forward Geoff Rupert contin- 
ued to display a level of play 
that had earned him the title of 
"Midnight Madman" during 
the team's November 1st de- 
but. Rupe, along with fellow 
standouts Charles Cummings 
and Jay "Too Easy" Devlin, 
provided the Shoremen with 
plenty of firepower, as did sea- 
soned veterans Basel and Vican. 
Enhancing the Shoremen scor- 
ing potential were newcomer 
Edmund Hicks and homecourt 
favorite Mike Swanson, a 
skilled pair from thebench that 



"We fared pretty well over 
the weekend," replied Basel 
when asked about the outcome 
of the scrimmages. His trade- 
mark grin gives away the Strong 
Island senior's anticipation o' 
the upcoming drive toward the 
Final Four. It all begins this 
weekend with the Scotty Wood 
tournament at Muhlenberg 
College (Nov. 20th and 21st). 
Come support the Shoremen ft 
their home opener against Si- 
Mary's December 1 st in theCain 
Gymnasium and see what the 
grinning's all about. You jus' 
may be surprised. 



Washington College ELM 



Sports 



11 



November 20, 1992 



WC Scullers Finish Fall 
Season in Philadelphia 



Melissa Harmeyer 
flaFHTtress Ball 



The Washington College 
crew team traveled to Philadel- 
phia over the chilly weekend to 
compete in the Frostbite Re- 

i, their last regatta for the 
Fall season. This was a 2,000 
meter sprint race, not a head 
race like all the other regattas 
this Fall season. 

The men entered a double 
made up of Ari Kodek and Ray 
Hemdon, a lightweight four- 
man consisting of Mark Reyero, 
Brendan Norris, Adam Brown, 
Skip Gibson, and coxswained 
byCindiDeWaters. The light- 
weight four-man came in last, 
due to the fact that they collided 
with the Delaware team from a 
Delaware mistake. The men 
alsoentered a Varsity four-man 
coxswained by Amy Osborne 
and crewed by Jon Mulvaney, 
Ericjewett, Doug Peterson, and 
Harrison Gallagher, which 
proceeded to take fifth place. 

The women entered an 
eight-man and a four-man. The 
eight man consisted of captain 
Kara Wiesenbaugh, Mary Bird, 



Melissa Olsen, Tanya Howell, 
Jen Hosik, Jenny Sue 
LeSchander, Jennifer 

Dougherty, and Tora Triolo. 
The eight-man came in second 
out of four boats competing. 
They beat St. Joe's and Ithaca, 
but Temple managed to keep 
the lead over Washington to 
finish first. 

The team is finished practic- 
ing for the Fall and is looking 
forward to the spring season 



which actually begins in Janu- 
ary when we return to school. 
Two big supporters of the Crew 
team are helping themcelebrate 
the fall season. The first, Dr. 
Peter Tapke of the Philosophy 
Department, is hosting a party 
this weekend and the second, 
Dr. Susan K. Ross, M.D., is 
having a Christmas party for 
the team. Good job to all and 
good luck in the '93 Spring 







Crew members pose in Philly ( but not really) 



Aquamen and Women Sink to Swart hmore: 
Green Breaks Two School Records 



Brandon White 
pS Hoser 



Last year the WC swim- 
ting team had a tough loss 
'gainst Swarthmore, losing by 
foe narrow margin of 50 points. 
pie team has come a long way 
torn last year. This past week 
^ team Went out against the 
Mwerhouse Swarthmore once 
'gain and lost by an even slim- 
jto margin of 109-95. Dave 
'•ola turned in two impressive 
""ins in the 200 and 500 free 
ev ents. Freshman Peter Ward 
^nied in an impressive day by 
aking 3 seconds off the IM 
^ord, but was beaten in the 
* Co by a mere .06 of a second . 
Nard then joined Tim Whittier, 
, as °n Campbell, and Scott 
1,ei »nmuller to win the 200 
* ed ley, missing the school 
^d by .1 of a second. The 
^ la yteamconsistingofCzekaj, 
^audion. Bowman and McKim 
f^ced third for some impor- 



foints in the meet. In the 
free. Freshman Jon 
onnorswamW.C.'ssecond 



bfb' est ^ me ever ^ or a verv ' m ~ 

Jessive second place. Dave 

^j took third and Dave 

rraft took fifth. Turning in 



other good performances were 
Steinmuller, taking fourth place 
in the 200 free and third place 
in the All-time Flyer. In addi- 
tion Jason Campbell took sec- 
ond in the 50 free while Tyler 
McCarthy took third and Mike 
Bowman took fifth. 

Head coach Kim Lessard 
said,"This was a great indica- 
tion that this team is serious 
about challenging teams like 
Swarthmore who easily beat 
WC last year. This is only a 
third year team and they are 
going to keep improving with 7 
sophomores and 5 freshmen on 
the team. They are ready to 
challenge Ursinus this week." 

The WC women started off 
very strong in the meet by win- 
ning the 200 medley relay and 
settinganew school record with 
a team comprised of Jennifer 
Green, Colleen Roberts, Amy 
Draper, and Magdalena Fuchs. 
Head Coach Kim Lessard said, 
"It was great to break this time, 
set at the MAC'S last year, so 
early in the season. This is a 
great forecast for how they are 
going to do this year as they get 
more in shape." 

Jen Green continued on 
record pace breaking a school 



record from 1989 in the 100 
meter backstroke. Mimi Devlin 
had a strong showing in the 500 
and 1000 yard events for an 
important second place finish. 
Joined by Denise Hakanson, 
Magdalena Fuchs and Nancy 
Whiteman, she also achieved 
her fastest split in the 200 free 
forasecondplacefinish. Nancy 
Whiteman added two impor- 
tant fourth place finishes in the 
lOOandlOOOfree. Colleen Rob- 
erts took third in the 100 breast 
stroke and 200 individual med- 
ley. Denise Hakanson placed 
third in the 100 backstroke and 
fourth in the 200 individual 
medley, Jennifer Dow placed 
second in the 100 butterfly, third 
in the 200 free and fifth in the 
500 free stroke. Head coach 
Kim Lessard summed up the 
day by saying, "Wedid not have 
the depth to win, but the girls 
have been really working hard 
and turned in some terrific 
times. I am very proud of 
them." 

Come out tomorrow to see 
the WC Aquamen and women 
as they take on Ursinus in the 
Casey swim center. " Be there 
or be square," says Bucky 
Zarinko. 



NEWT'S 



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... so he comes back down the stairs and says, "Damn, you 
got me, 1 1 1 to 96." P.S.— Please take note of the Zarinko family 
picture below as they indulge in a classic family-invented ath- 
letic contest. A game with sentimental & historic value, thisbasic 
form of B-Ball w/ boxing gloves, appropriately named by the 
Zarinkos as B-Ball w/boxing gloves, was dreamed up and 
eventually turned into reality by Bucky's cross-dressing great- 
grandfather. Kooch Voltaire Zarinko, back in the early 1800's, in 
some hidden-away, maxium-security institution in which he 
was committed for his lifetime, said he dreamed of his offspring 
playing this game late in the next century, carrying on the 
creative geniusness for which he and, in fact, all the Zarinkos are 
known for. Bucky states, "I seen pictures of him but I don't 
remember 'em too good. It's good to play this game 'cuz my 
great-grandfather would say it's good, 'cuz itsold and my family 
had thunk of it before other people did think of it, and say it was 
theirs, 'cuz it's not theirs, it's ours. If you look closely at the 
picture you can see me in the upper left hand comer as a young, 
strapping lad, admiring my father ref fing the game in his newly 
acquired, perfectly hemmed, 15th generation hand-me-down 
slacks." 

Enough fun and games at Bucky Zarinkos' expense. We're 
tired ofhim. Now,fortheNEWT'sPOW... thisishissecondtime 
in two years, "Disco Diamond" Dave Cola of the WC Men's 
Swim Team. Mr. "Just For the Taste of It" has already turned a 
few heads in his first outing of the year. Facing Swarthmore he 
stole the show by laying waste to the competition in the 200 & 500 
free. Mr. "I'm not your average R.C."Colaholdsa number of WC 
records and should continue with his trend setting pace here in 
his sophomore year. Nice job Dave! We love you! 




The Zarinko family goes on a summer outing to play a family 
tradition, B-Ball with boxing gloves 



Hockey 

Drops to 

Navy 

8-4, 

See Article, pg. 10 



The Dream Team for Real: 
Showtime. Here We Come!! 



Sports 



Women's B-Ball has Another 
Tough Outing versus 
Columbia Union College 



MCu S 0~ 


Scrimmage; 
New Jersej 
Tech 

****** *** *«***<*u j {{ 




#14 Pete Basel, showing off his better half, goes hard to the hoop. Basel, a native Garden City, "Strong" Island boy, has been a tremendous 

asset to W.C. basketball over his past three years here. His senior year should be no different. Averaging almost 10 points a game and 

tallying up 236 points over the '97 season, Pete will be a true threat to all opponents. 



Scores 



Swimming 
Men's 
Washington 95 
Swarthmore 109 

Women's 
Washington 63 
Swarthmore 140 

Women's B-Ball 
Washington 23 
Columbia Coll. 94 



David Cola: NEWT'S Player of the Week 



Ice Hockey 
Washington 
Navy 

Rec B-Ball fDIIII 
Dream Team 
Always Wins! 
Other Teams 
Always Lose! 



Swimmini 
Falls to 

SwarthmoK 

Looks to 

Ursinus 

See Article, p g. J 



Crew 
Chilled at 
Frostbite 
Regatta 

See Article, ] 



The Paper That Eats Like A Meal 



NOTHING 

TBUT THE 
RUTH 




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Weekend Weather 

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H low - mid 40s 
Weekend: var. cloudiness 
chance /showers Sunday 
H mid 30s-K)s; L mid 20s 



Volume 63, Number Thirteen • December 4, 1992 



Washington College • Chestertown, Maryland 



The Pegasus Editorship finally 
has been filled, by not one, but 
three editors. Krissie Callahan 



freaking and Entering in Talbot 

joshua Obercian of Talbot returned to campus Sunday to discover 
flat hissuite, 116-1 18, had been broken into over the Thanksgiving 
break. About $2,425 worth of goods had been taken from the 
suite'slounge^ncluding two stereo systemsand a large collection 
of compact discs. A small wooden box has also been reported 
missing; its owner, Michael Mucha, is offering a reward for its 
re iurn. Security is currently investigating the break-in and theft, 
but no leads as to the perpetrator's identity have been found. 
Anyone who has any information that would lead to the recovery 
ofthemerchandiseortheapprehensionofthe thief should contact 
Security at ext. 7810. 

Girdner Convicted 

Sophomore Patrick Girdner, who was arrested November 6 for 
four drug violations, was tried Tuesday in the Kent County 
District Court. According to Assistant States Attorney Tom 
>er, Girdner pled guilty to possession of marijuana, and the 
other charges were dropped. After finding him guilty, the court 
sentenced Girdner to fifteen days work release from the Kent 
County Detention Center. He was granted status of probation 
before judgment, which if maintained for one full year with a 
clean record, will result in all charges being dropped from his 
criminal record. Yeager would like to remind students that 
possession of illicit substances applies toany illegal items located 
in their residence, whether or not the substance is owned by the 
student or his or her roommate. 

Trout matches gift to AIDS Project 

The Office of the President of Washington College recently allo- 
cated $2,000 to the AIDS Peer Education Program run by junior 
Keith Erickson. This gift matches a grant which the SGA passed 
earlier in November toward the program. For more information, 
see Jen Del Nero's letter on page 3 and Amanda Burt's interview 
with Erickson on page 5. 

Renovated CoffeeHouse to Re-Open Tonight 



Pegasus Editorship 
Filled by Threesome 



lay out the book. Jefferson (ext. 
8518) will be in charge of the 
textual aspects of Pegastts, and 




Krissie Callahan 



and Mary Jefferson, both fresh- 
men, and Geoffrey Donahue, a 
senior, will be running the 
yearbook at last. Callahan (ext. 
8574) will be the figurehead for 
the group, and will design and 



Tonight marks the grand 
re-openingof the CoffeeHouse. 
After many weeksof hard work 
by SGA organizers and a few 
days of heavy painting by WC 
students, the Interim Project is 
finally complete. SGA mem- 
bers recognized that the stu- 
dent center's atmosphere 
needed improvement until the 
^novation of Hodson Hall is 
completed. 

SGA President Jen Del Nero 



and Reid Dorm Senator Eve 
Zartman worked especially 
hard on what they termed the 
CoffeeHouse Interim Project. 
They were aided by an anony- 
mous donation for the project. 
This week, portions of the 
CoffeeHouse were painted by 
various groups on campus, 
ranging from Greek Organiza- 
tions to the various Classes; 
from Sane-Freeze to Target 
Tutoring. The Visu al Artists' 



Union will fill in the gaps after 
Friday's ceremony. 

Students will meet in the 
Study Lounge (under Hynson 
Lounge) at 4:30 for the ribbon 
cutting ceremony. The wine- 
and-cheese reception, open to 
all of the WC community, will 
continue until 7 p.m. 

From 9 to 1, the Freshman 
Class will sponsor a dance to 
break in the new C-House. The 
"Pre-Cram lam" is free. 



Donahue (ext. 8846) will super- 
vise both business and photog- 
raphy. Photographers are 
neededimmediately; interested 
persons (in this or any aspect) 
should contact any one of the 
editors. A general interest 
meeting will be held Wednes- 
day, December9 at8 p.m. in the 
Minta Martin fourth floor 
lounge. 



Lit House 

Vandalism 

Continues 



J. Tarin Towers 



Editor-in-Chief 

Administration, faculty 
and students remain concerned 
about the status of the O'Neill 
Literary House following an- 
other fire which was set last 
Sunday or"Monday. A student 
found a piece of paper taped to 
a bookshelf in the downstairs 
hallway; the paper had been lit 
and the wooden bookshelf was 
badly scorched. 

Emergency measures 
which involved closing the 
house at midnight each night 
and for the duration of Thanks- 
giving break were enacted by 
the Security Department and 
the Literary House staff. 

Wednesday afternoon 
Professor Robert Day, Director 
of the building, held a meeting 
which was attended by Security 
Director Jerry Roderick, Dean 
and Provost Gene Wubbels, 
Dean of Students Maureen 
Kelley Mclntire, Associate Lit 
House Director Ka thy Wagner, 
Literary House Press Director 

See "Fire/' page 9 



Inside 




Come to Moonpile's 
Edible Landscape 



Peer Education Program 
on AIDS Takes Off 

Nutcracker Celebrates 
lOOth Anniversary- 



Task Force Works to 
Improve Health Services 



8 



Erin Talbert paints the Sane/Freeze section of the CoffeeHouse 



Names Project AIDS 
Quilt Visits Campus 



8 



December 4, 1992 



Editorial 



Washington College ELM 



The End of the World 
(or just the semester) 

It's that time of the year again, folks. Freshmen, if you aren't 
aware of it by now, this twilight zone of the semester is known as 
ACADEMIC HELL. This point, the next to the last week of 
classes, is the denouement, the climax, the culmination of the 
entire semester. This is where you realize that yes, you are way 
too far behind to ever dream of catching up, and yes, you have to 
let something give, and it better not be your grades. 

(Here's a note to each and every one of my current professors: 
NO, of course ifs not YOUR class I'm behind in. I LOVE your 
class — it's the only one in which I've read each and every word 
of text, xeroxed, bought, or otherwise. No, I don't sleep in your 
class. I just, um, meditate, so I can grasp the concepts better with 
a fully relaxed mind just wailing to be poured full of [History/ 
English/ Art Theory]. In fact, I hope noneof my other professors 
read this, or they'll know that I'm having trouble keeping up, and 
I think I've fooled them so far.) 

Oh, ye of lit tie faith. IF you have gone to most of your classes, 
it's not too late for you. IF you have taken reasonably good notes, 
you have a better chance than many of succeeding this semester. 
IF you have read say, 3/5 of what you were supposed to, then 
relax. IF you are all caught up, then dammit, stop gloating. 

Here's my advice on how to make it through the next two 
weeks relatively unscathed: 

1 . Stay in tonight OR tomorrow night. If you want/need to 
stay in both nights, do so. But I suggest releasing a little tension 
this weekend. However, don't drink too much either night. 

2. Wake up BEFORE NOON both Saturday and Sunday. Yes, 
it can be done. 

3. Spend this extra time I just got you in the morning and 
evening in one of the following ways: 

• writing that late paper 

• reading that book that you've been using to prop your door 
open all semester 

• doing research on a paper that isn't due Monday, but will take 
you longer trjan one night to write. 

4. Borrow a studious friend's notebook for the one class (you 
know the one) that you' ve missed more times than you can count, 
always show up late for, and usually doze off in. READ IT. 
Compare and contrast with your own notes, which may look like 
they're written in Martian. 

Speculate on how much you think the final will really count for, 
and then read the notes again. 

5. No matter how much you hate writing papers, get them all 
done. Now if possible. Here's a quick way to tell when to start 
writing your last paper. Count the number of papers you have 
left. If that numberisone or less, write the paper this weekend and 
then stop worrying. If that number is two to four, write half the 
papers this weekend and half next weekend. If that number is 
over four, you've done something way, way wrong, and you 
should spend this weekend praying and tearing your hair out. 

6. To study for finals, use this simple guide: 

• spend this weekend catching up (ha) on your reading. 

• spend your free time (ha ha) reading over your notes this week. 

• spend next weekend relaxing, since you'll be well prepared for 
all your finals already (If anyone in WC's history accomplishes 
this one, they will be bronzed and set at the foot of Cater Walk for 
all to see.) 

7. After it's all over, go home and sleep until January. Good 



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Feedback, Correspondence & Dirt 



Beverly Wolff 
Renounces 
Hero Worship 

To the Editor: 

I'm convinced that thecal! 
for heroes or heroines is not 
such a wise thing. Superhuman 
ones have hidden weaknesses; 
human ones always seem to 
have feet of clay. If we depend 
on heroes and heroines to fight 
our battles, we never develop 
our own strengths. And while I 
admire certain figures in history 
or literature for particular acts 
and qualities of character, their 
deeds aren't really any more 
inspirational, to me, than are 
the accomplishments of some 
of my friends and colleagues, 
my students and children. 

At a recent party, someone 
asked me to name my hero. 
"You're sitting next to her," I 
replied. 

When I manage more than 
I thought I could, when I over- 
come some tribulation or resist 
some temptation, when I learn 
that some good has come of my 
own actions, then I am my own 
heroine. The women of the nex t 
generation would be better off 
leamingtoappreciatetheirown 
strengths than seeking pack- 
aged mentors or heroes. I would 
recommend the same practice 
for the men. 

Beverly A. Wolff 



SGA Funds AIDS Program 



A copy of the following letter of 
November 1 6 was sent to the ELM 
prior to President Trout's decision 
to match the SGA grant to the 
AIDS Education Program. Its 
content is such that the ELM has 
decided to print it in its entirety. 
On November 25, President Trout 
sent asimilar letter to JenDelNero 
and the ELM, announcing that his 
discretionary fund will match the 
$21000 gift. 

Dear President Trout: 

It is with the greatest of 
pride in Washington College's 
Senate that I inform you of its 
decision to allocate $2,000 to- 
wards the AIDS Education 
Program initiated by junior 
Keith Erickson. Keith's plan is 
ambitious, admirable and long- 
overdue. 

In addition to approving 
the$2,000allocation, the Senate 
passed a resolution to encour- 
age the President to match (if 
not surpass) its own contribu- 
tion. 

AIDS awareness is in- 
creasingonthiscampus, thanks 
to the tireless efforts of dedi- 
cated faculty and students, al- 
though there remains ground 
to be covered, clearly demon- 
strated by the results of the Task 
Force on the Status of Lesbians 
and Gay Men at Washington 
College's spring survey. The 
exhaustive research revealed 
some disturbing statistics. Per- 



haps the most troubling of 
which is that of the 75 percenl 
of sexually active WC students, 
85 percent have engaged in 
unprotected sex. Unfortu- 
nately, those figures have re- 
mained mere numbers; there 
hasbeennostrongcommitmenl 
to address the issue of unpro- 
tected sex, which implicitly 
raised the issue of AIDS. 

Keith's AIDS Education 
Program focuses on unpro- 
tected sex, but the program can 
only besuccessful if it equipped 
with adequate materials. That 
is why the carefully calculated 
$8,500 budget Keith has pre- 
sented is a legitimate one. Each 
line item is essential toward fa- 
cilitating an effective, efficient 
program. 

Not only is the plan well- 
thought through, it takes a 
vantage of and demonstrates 
strong faith in the leaderships' 
WC students; the one quality' 1 
lacks is strongbacking fromthe 
College as a whole. 

Currently, there exists * 
core group of 13 students ad- 
equately trained either to edu- 
cate their peers (both abou' 
AIDS and other issues) or $ 
participate in other capacity 
within the organization. Con- 
sidering the size of Washing' 
ton College and the comrm 1 ' 
ment the role of peer educate 

See "Del Nero/' page 5 



Washington College ELM 



Features 



December 4, 1992 



f ;...... 



R \S/S 

Scott Ross Koon 



When Bill Clintonbecomcs 
president next year, he will be 
confronted by a lot of tough 
choices. He has vowed to focus 
"like a laserbeam" on the 
economy, yet it seems today 
lhat the most troubling issues 
facing the new administration 
will not be domestic economic 
concerns but foreign diplomatic 
and military issues. 

During the Cold War this 
nation focused "like a 
laserbeam" on the Soviet Union. 
I'm certain there are still some 
people out there who think that 
the former "Evil Empire" was 
the source of all evil in the 
world. But now, in the post- 
Soviet era, our nation faces new 
challenges which our military 
establishment is not well- 
equipped to address. 

The US Army and Air Force 
were well equipped and trained 
to stop hordes of Soviet tanks 
from invading Germany. The 
problem is, the tanks never 
came. Now President Bush is 
proposing to involve the US in 
an effort to ensure that aid 
reaches the needy in Somalia. 
It's about time America did 
something in Africa other than 
support counterrevolutionar- 
ies. 

At first, I must admit, I 
thought that this was a shame- 
less and cynical attempt on the 
part of the President to involve 
American ground forces in a 



guerilla struggle with no real 
objective — in other words, 
another Vietnam War. Yetupon 
closer examination, there re- 
mains every reason to be 
hopeful. The main difference 
between Somalia and Vietnam 
is that the enemy consists of 
armed thugs who will un- 
doubtedly receive little support 
from most Somalis. Also, these 
thugs have little or no ideo- 
logical reason to continue 
fighting once it becomes plain 
that they face a vastly superior 
force. And this time we will 
have international backing and 
militarysupport,justaswehad 
in the Gulf. 

What irks me is the sug- 
gestion that this is a situation 
where no American interests 
areatstake. Tomymind,thisis 
the only major American mili- 
tary action since World War II 
which I can unreservedly sup- 
port. In Korea, we lost tens of 
thousands of servicemen and 
achieved nothing. In Vietnam, 
we killed ten million peopleand 
lostanyway. TheGulf Warwas 
not expensive in human terms 
or even monetary terms, but it 
was morally indefensible in that 
we supported one despot 
against another despot and still 
wound up with the same 
number of despots in the end. 

Now hundreds of thou- 

See "Koon," page 4 



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Open Forum: Please Do Eat The Daisies 



lustin Cann, a.k.a. Moonpile, is a 
senior English major from An- 
Mpo/is and a member of the Writ- 
ns' Union junta. 

Most people might think, 
what is edible landscaping, and 
doesithaveanythingtodowith 
edible underwear (on sale at 
fteElktonCrownstation)? This 
s>mple,environmentally savvy, 
'dea can help us reduce the 
Problems associated with the 
distribution of food to the 
hungry. 

It has been estimated that 
'here is enough food grown in 
'he world to feed every person 
Jhe equivalent of two loaves of 
"read per day. Why, then, must 
Jhere be people starving even 
'"the supposedly prosperous 
us - of A.? The problem lies in 
0l,r centralized farming and 
su Permarket system. The food 
ls all in one place, in the hands 
0, a few giant agribusinesses. 

The means of production 
"lust be decentralized and 
pla «*i into the hands of the 



average person. This is where 
edible landscaping comes in. 
Have you ever been in a city or 
on a college campus and 
thought of the uselessness of 
most of the plants growing 
there? Why don't the land- 
scaping companies plant pep- 



Justin 
Cann 



pers, corn, squash, herbs, and 
fruit trees where they currently 
plant ivy? 

The simple fact remains; 
most people don't eat ivy, little 
lambs eat ivy. The problems of 
hungry people in urban areas 
could be greatly alleviated by 
practicing edible landscaping. 
Marie Antoinette said to the 
poor and hungry of 18th-cen- 



turyParis, "LetthemeatCake!" 
I would like to say to the poor 
and hungry of the 20th century 
and beyond, "Let them eat Stir- 
Fry!" Land thatonce supported 
simply decorative plants can 
now grow decorative and nu- 
tritious food for those in need. 
Edible landscaping will 
also help to reduce the trans- 
portation costs currently in- 
volved in the centralized food 
distribution system. This will 
in turn reduce pollution and 
the overall costs of food. Since 
primarily those in need of food 
will be involved in the actual 
farming of it, they can assure 
themselves that their foods are 
grown without harmful pesti- 
cides and fertilizers. While the 
dangers of pesticides are obvi- 
ous, the use of fertilizers actu- 
ally reduces the nutrient content 
of the produce. Through the 
useofediblelandscaping, those 
who are currently hungry will 
have more food, and their food 
will be more nutritious. 



People who are currently 
out of work can regain pride in 
themselves and their abilities 
by growing their own food on 
land generously lent by cities 
and businesses for edible 
landscaping projects. This sort 
of confidence can help lead 
them to revitalize their neigh- 
borhoods and increase the value 
of their property. 

This is all fine and good, 
some people might say, but how 
does it apply to us in 
Chestertown? 

First, edible landscaping 
can be practiced by everyone in 
their own home. Instead of 
flowers, ferns, and other stan- 
dard house plants, you can 
grow peppers and herbs that 
satisfy both the visual aesthetic 
and the taste buds. My room- 
mate and I have two basils, a 
sage, a rosemary, and about 
fifteen various hot pepper 
plants that have just recently 
sprouted. The herbs are quite 
pretty and have been enhanc- 



ing our dishes for some months 
now, and we can't wait to have 
hundreds of hot little peppers 
for just about every dish. 

Second, the College could 
use the flower beds in front of 
the Miller Library, along the 
Cater Walk, and behind the 
Literary House for peppers, 
herbs, squash, beans, straw- 
berries, tomatoes, and cucum- 
bers. Instead of tulip poplars, 
the school could plant apple, 
pear, and cherry trees. Dave 
Knowles could send one of his 
employees out to gather fresh 
herbs, fruits,and vegetables for 
the dining hall dinners. Better 
yet, the school could invite 
members of the Chestertown 
community who need food to 
tend the plants in return for the 
produce they grow. The stu- 
dents could even participate, 
helping the needy and learning 
about farming. 

Edible landscaping could 

See "Cann/' page 4 



December 4, 1992 



Features 



Washington College ELM 



From "Koon," page 3 

sands of lives are at stake in 
East Africa, and yet there are 
people who see no apparent 
American interest? There was 
a time when the American in- 
terest was seen as simply the 
antithesis of the Soviet interest. 
Absolutely no more nations 
were to become "clients of the 
Soviet Union." Containment at 
all costs. Let us hope that the 
Gulf War did not set the new 
standard for determining 
where the American interest lies 
in the post-Cold War era. 

1 laud the President's efforts 
to alleviate the suffering in So- 
malia. This presents America 
with the opportunity to define 
a new national interest. 
America cannot and should not 



be the policeperson of the 
world, but America can work 
through international mecha- 
nisms to ensure stability and 
use our prestige to promote the 
cause of justice in the world. 

Yes, we do need a Presi- 
dent who will focus on the 
economy. Yes, it isa shame that 
America manufactures the best 
air-superiority fighter jetsin the 
world but produces no VCRs. 
But America still has a role to 
play in the world, and Bill 
Clinton will play a defining role 
in determining what our role 
should be in this "new world 
order." 

1 earlier mentioned justice. 
It is true that there is little social 
justice in America. But there 
are injusticesin the world which 
are abhorrent to most Ameri- 



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tary might constructively. We 
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tional interest. This is some- 
thing which every American 
could be proud of. 

It is just this sort of philoso- 
phy which could be applied 
constructively in Bosnia. It 
would befraught will peril, and 
it would be an expensive en- 
deavor. And certainly, there is 
no definable "American inter- 
est." No oil-rich sheiks to save, 
no wicked Soviet menace to 
contain. Why should we do 
anything? After all, isn't it a 
European problem? 

This past Saturday's Inter- 
national Herald Tribune offers 
some good reasons why we 
should. It contains an article 
derived from seven hours of 
interviews with Borislav Herak, 
a twenty-one year old Bosnian 
Serb who confessed to the kill- 
ings of 29 civilians. He wit- 
nessed the mass murder of 
about one hundred and twenty 
Muslim men, women and chil- 
dren. He saw the bodies of 60 
men who were used as a hu- 
man shield by the Serbians 
when the Bosnians were at- 
tacking. He and two cronies 
gunned down a Muslim family 
oftenexcecution-style. He per- 
sonally slit the throats of three 
Muslim freedom fighters after 
they had been captured. He 
described the system whereby 



Serbian soldiers regularly rape 
and murder Muslim women 
being held captive at a motel 
complex which has been con- 
verted to a women's prison; "He 
said that he went to the motel 
once every three or four days, 
and that although Serbian 
fighters routinely took the 
women they raped away and 
killed them, there were always 
more women arriving. Tt was 
never a problem,' he said 'you 
just picked up a key and went 
up to a room.'" 

Of course, Mr Herak was 
provided with a rationale for 
his actions by his superior of- 
ficers; "We were told that 
Ahatovci must be a cleansed 
Serbian territory, that it was a 
strategic place between Ilidza 
and Rajlovac, and that all the 
Muslims there must be killed. 
We were told that no one must 
escape, and that all of the houses 
must be bumed, so that if any- 
body did survive, they would 
have nowhere left to return to. 
It was an order, and I simply 
did what I was told." 

If the words of the first 
Serbian war criminal captured 
during the Bosnian War sound 
familiar, it is because they are. 
When atrocities occur in the 
third world, we often support 
the regimes responsible. The 
last time genocide happened in 
Europe, we took no action until 
after millions had already died. 
In the former Yugoslavia, it will 
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Scholarship 

Washington College stu- 
dents interested in a career iri 
mathematics, the natural sci- 
ences, or those engineering 
disciplines that contribute sip. 
nificantly to the technological 
advances of the United State 
are invited to apply to the Barry 
M. Goldwater Scholarship and 
Excellence in Educational Pro- 
gram. 

Established by Congress in 
1986, the Barry M. Goldwater 
Scholarship and Excellence ir 
Education Foundation operate 
an educational scholarship 
program designed to provide 
opportunities for outstanding 
US students with excellent 
academic records and demon- 
strated interest in,and potential 
for, careers in mathematics, the 
natural sciences, and eligi 
engineering disciplines. 

In May 1993, the Founda- 
tion will award scholarships to 
students who will be co 
juniors or seniors during the 
1993-94 academicyear.Inorder 
to be considered for an award, 
students must be nominated by 
their institution. The deadline 
for all 1993 nominations is 
February 5, 1993. 

The scholarship award 
covers eligible expenses uploa 
maximum of $7,000 per year. 
Junior scholarship recipients 
are eligible for two years ol 
support or until the baccalau- 
reate degree is received, 
whichever comes first. Senior 
recipients are eligible for one 
year of support or until the 
baccalaureate degree is i 
ceived, whichever comes first 

To be eligible, a studenl 
must be a current full-time 
sophomore or junior and musi 
be pursuing a baccalaureate 
degree, have a B average o 
equivalent, stand in the upper 
fourth of the class, and be a US 
citizen, resident alien, or 1$ 
national who will pursue a 
reer in mathematics, the natu- 
ral sciences, or an eligible en* 
gineering discipline. 

Interested sophomoresand 
juniors should contact Dr- 
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From "Cann," page 3 

save Washington College sortf 
money. It would spice up t^ 
dining hall dishes and helpo ut 
Chestertown residents. Using 
this simple idea, we could vastly 
improve town-gown relation 
and set Washington College' 11 
the forefront of environment 
and social responsibility- „ 



Washington College ELM 



December 4, 1992 



Erickson Doesn't Want You to Get AIDS 



Ani anda Burt 



[views Editor 

In response to the need for 
increased AIDS awareness 
rjthin the Washington College 
community, junior Keith 
Erickson has organized the Peer 
Education Program, whose 
main focus is to educate stu- 
dents, faculty and administra- 
tion about the disease and pro- 
mote ways to practice protected 
=x. 

Erickson became interested 
i starting the program while 
he was at home in Chicago last 
summer, where he had the op- 
portunity to read through the 
information of a friend who is a 
student and AIDS educator at 
Tufts University in Boston. He 
said that AIDS education is a 
credited course at Tufts as well 
asat a number of other colleges 
and Universities. 

While his intention was 
originally to do volunteer work 
with AIDS patients in Wash- 
ington, DC, Erickson decided 
that he could be more helpful at 
j thecollege, where there wasno 
official AIDS awareness pro- 

n. 

In September, he ap- 
proached Dawn Nordhoff, the 
Associate Director for Health 
Services, and she convinced him 
that the program would be 
beneficial to the college. She 
agreed to be the advisor for the 
program and has worked with 
Erickson to develop goals, ini- 
tiate a training program for 
potential student educators and 
acquire materials. 

The first training session for 
students occurred on October 
31 and was instructed by Bar- 
bara Hernan, an AIDS educa- 
tor for a three-county district in 
Maryland. Erickson and eleven 



other students went through the 
intensive and extensive process 
in order to familiarize them- 
selves with AIDS and become 
comfortable relating informa- 
tion about thedisease to others. 
"Through the training, 
we've become knowledgeable 
about contraceptives, HIV and 
AIDS," Erickson said. "Asnew 



female condom and a relatively 
little-known oral sex prophy- 
lactic. 

Erickson added that the 
program plans to increase the 
use of condoms on campus 
through free distribution by 
peer educators, and he men- 
tioned the possibility of install- 
ing condom machines in bath- 




Student AIDS educator Keith Erickson 



informationbecomesavailable, 
we will have new training ses- 
sions." 

He said that the primary 
goal of the program is to raise 
awareness on campusby defin- 
ing the disease to the college 
community. Peer educators will 
explain how AIDS is and is not 
contracted, and they will also 
discuss contraceptives, includ- 
ing newer devices such as the 



rooms throughout campus and 
outside the CoffeeHouse. He 
said the machines would be 
maintained by the Peer Educa- 
tion Program. 

"Unfortunately, I think 
students are not protecting 
themselves at all times — ifs 
touch and go. Sometimes they 
will, sometimes they won't," 
Erickson said. "I want people 
to realize they have to protect 



themselves. This is a matter of 
life and death." 

He noted that current sta- 
tistics cite that over 1.5 million 
people are HIV positive and do 
not know they are carrying the 
virus. Erickson also said that 
while the number of AIDS cases 
has leveled off in the homo- 
sexual population, infection 
rates continue to rise amon